Problems Starting Seedlings
Started tomato and pepper seedlings in rockwool in a domed
Planted 2 tomato seeds each in five cubes soaked in a weak
nutrient solution (Florgrow, 1/4 teaspoon of the three
nutrient concentrates in gallon of distilled water).
Also, two pepper seeds each in three rockwool cubes.
I put the grow chamber on a heating pad set on low under
a fluorescent grow light. Temperature monitor on the
top of the chamber indicates the temperature is 74 degrees F.
Its been two weeks and only two tomato plants have emerged.
1) How long does it usually takes for seeds to generate?
2) Do seeds age? The tomato seeds were from a pack leftover
from a package we bought last year. Were kept in their
original envelope in a drawer. The pepper seeds were kept
and dried from some red sweet peppers we bought from a
farmers market and really liked.
3) I left the cubes sitting in a 1/4 inch of the plant
nutrient solution. Was this a mistake?