It's amazing the difference that good genetics can play. The bulk seeds from Solsgreen that were planted 5 days ago have not only already sprouted, but already have their first set of true leaves growing well and their second set have appeared. I can't wait to see what these plants do.The Green Quack is starting to show some signs of magnesium deficiency, so a quart of Cal-Mag will be here on day 29V to get started on that. I also discovered, rather embarassingly, that I didn't cut the right part of the plant off when I attempted to top it at node 3. Now I'll need to wait until it's got some more growth so I can top at node 4. Three branches instead of two made it confusing, apparently.
Replanting day. Instead of continuing with the Rare Earth Organics seeds, I moved on to the Solsgreen bulk Indica pack. This time I've planted directly into the 1 gallon fabric pot, without the biodegradeable seedling pot, but with that volume+ of seedling soil to insulate the young roots from the FFOF heat. All plants got a good watering.
Sad day - the only remaining plant is the Green Quack bag seed. It appears that the soil was too tightly packed, and the seedling pots did too good a job of holding water, for the little seedlings to make any headway with their root systems. Going forward I will be forgoing the seedling pot, and just filling the depression (from pushing one into the soil and then removing it) with mild soil to insulate the roots.
Day 21V Photo
All three seedlings appear to have completed their first root-setting period and are once again growing their foliage. They received their second real waterings today, while the unsprouted replacement seed receive its first real watering. The tent was also misted, away from the seedlings - to prevent water droplet damage on the leaves - to increase the relative humidity back to 60%. The original unsprouted seed has been removed from the tent.
We have sprouts! Three of the four seeds have sprouted - the Green Quack and two of the bulk seeds. No sign of the fourth seed yet.
Germination day, four seeds are going into damp papertowel overnight in order to rehydrate. There is one Green Quack bagseed and three bulk seeds, which could be Tangie, Mandala, or Harlox.