I received my lovely windowfarm with seeds! I haven’t yet put it together, as I figured I should first have the plants (grown to at least some degree), before worrying about it.
Well, following Britta’s very helpful post, I pretreated my seeds, planted them in grow plugs, put them in an egg carton with some water, which was then put in a salad box that is transparent and can close, to preserve humidity and heat.
These are the results so far:
During 24 hrs they were covered and dark. These are after three days, I was very excited. Every day, the light has been on for about 18 hours total: As much sunlight when available, artificial light when sunlight is unavailable (we had a few cloudy days). I’ve ventilated and made sure the plugs are humid, but not moldy, and one week went by…
All the previous seedlings are dead (not overnight, they yellowed three days ago (probably after the day I put them on direct sunlight), started falling two days ago and I removed them today). The new one is thai basil.
Any ideas as to what I might have gone wrong and what I can do to have better results? Also, can I reuse the plugs with new seeds?
UPDATE ON OCT. 1
Looks like the problem was indeed the humidity. I’ve added more water and the 2nd batch of seeds (which were not pretreated) seem to have done better.
When should I transfer them into the windowfarm and add nutrients?