Bag Seed and a Budget
by, 05-15-2012 at 09:13 PM (113 Views)
I woke up this morning to a couple of things. First thing I checked my shotglass to see if any seeds happened to germ. One did. The rest didn't look so good so I potted the one that looked good and tossed the rest. No matter I have another batch started, approx 15 hearty looking seeds, so hopefully within the next couple of days I'll pot some more.
Checked in on the humidity tray and found my 2 plastic cups and one of my other seedlings stretching for light, so I'm beginning early LST for these noobs. I want them to keep pace with my others that have yet to break soil, so I carefully bent them down and covered their stems with some potting soil to add a little weight and hold them down. As young as these are I don't want to use thread or other devices yet as I'm not sure if my plants will grow over the thread or whatever and cause internal problems down the road. But the way I did it looks like the plants may not experience any stress at all, and minimal is what I was shooting for so wish me luck. I've never LST'd a plant before, and from what I read people tend to advise you wait until the plant gets a good node or two. I haven't read anything otherwise, so even if you feel like it's too early, well, like I said my idea is to keep them stunted a tad so the others have time to pop soil and hopefully catch up. At this pace my sprouts will outgrow the humidity tray before the others pop up. I want to transplant them all outdoors when they're ready, but I would love for them to all be ready at the same time. Wish in one hand...
Also in my humidity tray I noticed we have a new one popping up. She (hopefully not "he") is seedling #5. Pictures below, so say hello!