|The dark spot on the right leaf is just soil, I'll brush it off once it dries.|
We also set up the grow lights above them to help give them the hours of direct light they need to grow tall. Right now the lights are about 2" above the seedling- I'll move them up as the plants grow.
In terms of success growing from seed, I had about 60% of the seeds germinate. The toilet paper rolls didn't do as well as I had hoped- it seems like they hung onto the moisture too much so the area stayed too damp. Just layering seed in trays of soil worked the best. I also love using my heat mats (like these)- they make seed starting very easy by providing the warmth seeds need.
|Even with one of the bulbs burned out (I need to replace it), the fluorescent light reaches all of the cups.|
|I love seeing the little leaves sprout after the seeds have germinated. So satisfying!|