July 22, 2014. Since I gave them the tomato food growth seems to have slowed down a bit, 2 of my babies really look like they are suffering. Maybe the dosage was still a bit too high, or else the blocks and roots might have gotten too wet. To help them a bit more, I have put special seedlings soil in the propagator and replaced the blocks on top of that. I washed out the blocks of the 2 suffering seedlings with water. We'll see in a day or 2 if I succeeded in obtaining healthy growth rates again.
July 20, 2014. Once again I am surprised by the power of seeds; Only two days later, all seeds already have 1 or 2 pairs of leaves, most of the blocks have a 2 cm long root coming out of the bottom. Since the seeds have used all their internal resources by now, I gave them some watered down Tomato food, 5ml/liter water, NPK 6-7-6.
July 18, 2014. The blocks with the seeds were placed inside the propagator, which ensures a stable humidity. A 80 watt panel, switched to the "seedling" position, is placed above it. Since there are no leaves yet, the panel could just as well be left switched off. Hovever, the first leaves are expected to show tomorrow, and a few days later the first drops of watered down plant nutrition will be given. Needless to say this is a very critical period for the seedlings, too little or too much nutrition might very well kill the tiny plants.
July 18, 2014. These blocks were soaked in water with a PH of 5.8, after that I let them drip out most of the water. A little hole was created for the fragile and light sensitive root of the seeds.
July 18, 2014. Finally a brand new Set-up, 2 Days ago, I put these seeds between rather wet tissues. My plan is to grow about 10 plants of the SkunkXL strain under a 80 watt panel, it will be done in a growtent of size 60*60*160 cm. Quite happy to tell you guys I will be growing this one on soil again. I really love the simplicity and stability of growing on high quality soil, in many ways it is preferred to hydro.
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