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FireWeed

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I have had 1 out of my 3 seeds break soil now. I know they require less water but the top drys out and its just to tempting to want to water. How much do you think i should be watering it. I dont want this one to end up dying like my last seedling that might have been due to overwatering. Any advice? One more seed is showing up a little cracked at the surfae so by the morning i should see another seedling hopefuly. And the last one was planted maybe 12-24 hours later than those 2 others so no signs of that one breaking soil yet.
 

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I just learned how to get pics from my pic phone to my comp so there not that good of quality. One is the Container their in its about 5 1/2 in. tall. Another is of the seedling its leaves are kinda to the side is this normal when they have just started. Then the otherone shows you the setup its a white box and it has a flouro on the side above them a fuoro above them with a hood and a fan in the back. The Fluoros are taken out of beer signs(only temporary).

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Wrap some black tape around those clear cups. Roots and light is bad news. roots will get light burnt. ;). you got the lights close. Lookin good Fireweed.
 

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Ill try and do that tape thing here in the next day but about the water even if the tops dry how long should i make them go before watering again? or should i mist the soil once a day or what? Ill keep eveybody posted on if the other 2 sprout in this next day. Maybe start a grow journal if i dont kill my plants in the first week like a last time haha
 

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Poke a few holes in the bottom of the cup. even that small you want drainage. you can mist. but you want the tap root growing to search for water a little. makes for a healthy rootball. So let it dry a bit than water. Let that tap root grow strong. not spoil it if you know what I mean. It is easier to fix underwatering than overwatering. It is real easy to overwater in little cups.
 

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Ok i got drainage holes so if i go like a day or 2 without watering even if it fells dry it will be fine and good for it because it can find water at the bottom
 

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You got it. Roots need air too. overwatering cuases lack of oxygen. I let mine go until they just start to droop a little. They tell me when it is time to water. I don't tell them. Growing anything requires patience and watching. The plant will tell you what it needs and when it needs it. Just takes practice. ;)
 

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ALright thanks mutt i get the idea now ill keep you guys posted.
 

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taped over my containers with black duck tape and had another seedling break soil still waiting to see if the last one does.
 

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Thats good quality growing fireweed. Im impressed. Im looking for boxes and lights right now, so i will start germinating this weekend. Hopefully by next week i will have everything set up perfect. You will have to come over and make sure i dont **** anything up to bad.
 

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