Yegads. It's been 3 years now since I got my first AG. My very first harvest was on Thanksgiving 2007.
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Thanks for the update! I can't believe we've been conversing on this site for two years! I've learned lots since my first ag purchase. Here's to more years of expanding our knowledge. I hope to report in two years a healthy cuc plant in an ag!
Thank you, Peat!
I need all the help I can get.
Yay, Peat, on Part 3! Nutrient deficiencies and problems is a great subject!!!
After some neglect to my Part 3 guide I've now gotten down to doing something about it...
A collation of knowledge put into one handy guide to detail nutrient issues with plants, covers deficiencies and toxicities that can be encountered in hydroponics.
That will be fine, I essentially do the same thing by covering the seed usually by 'pushing' some over the top or tearing a little off to cover the hole.
What I did was poked a hole in the rockwool and then "pushed" some over top of the seed....should be okay, right?
P.S. Jimmy, I was a little surprised you mentioned adding rockwool over the seeds. Usually one digs a hole in the spongey medium, and puts the seeds into the hole. No adding stuff on top.
Hello jimmy3323, you have done everything correct and should be getting germination.
Only thing I can think of is that the seeds are bad or they have been planted too deep in the rockwool, it's going to take a little longer to break the surface in that case.
Rest assured that the rockwool is an excellent medium for propagating/growing, I've used it for many years without trouble - it's just a bit of a pain to go through stabilizing it beforehand though.
Did you peek inside and see what's happening with the seeds?
If you have enough seeds, you might want to do a germination test on them. Wet a paper towel with lukewarm water, put maybe 5 seeds in, fold up the towel loosely (just a couple folds), put it in a baggie, and start checking to see if they've germinated every day after about 5 days.
FWIW, normally you'd only use 2 tomato or pepper or eggplant seeds in a pod. But that's unlikely to cause trouble.