Newbie struggles with germination, Rapid Rooters, and the meaning of life.
- May 16, 2014
I think I have made a few mistakes with my first germination. I did read on the internet beforehand but I didn’t feel like I found that awesome posting I was looking for before I started.
These are a week old. A lot of variance in them and I know I did far from perfect. I’m trying to not to beat myself up.
1. There was a heat wave, and no AC in the house, so it may have gotten too hot with the mat under the germination station. I corrected the issue as soon as I noticed it. No pad now.
2. The roots were exposed to light because of the width of the hole the seed was setting in. That has been corrected now by stuffing a little piece of Rapid Rooter into each hole.
3. I mist the plants a couple times a day, and the Rapid Rooters are usually moist. I really have no idea how or when to water though. The tray underneath has some water in it, but not sure if you really want it too full so it isn’t for now.
The lighting is a CFL bulb and a plant flouro from Home Depot (18″ long). So no real heat coming off the lights.
These look far from healthy. I’d welcome any tips. Thanks a lot, very much appreciated.
I think I have made a few mistakes with my first germination. I did read on the internet beforehand but I didn't feel like I found that awesome posting I…