So it’s been about 10 days since I planted Minnie…
She finally has shown some further growth after appearing stagnant for a couple days.
She grew vertically a bit from the cotyledons, which differed from the Grobo grows due to lack of light and stretching.
I mounded more soil and buried her until about an inch and half was sticking out now. You can see the difference from the previous photos.
Finally her third and fourth leaves have started too! It’s hard to see in the pics but they are there and very tiny ! Mini Minnie Leaves !
Yes I am giving her some Grobo light to get past this early stage of stretching until she can grow a bit haha! So not completely a windowsill grow but I try to supplement a little bit here and there.
I am well aware of the risks involved with the Grobo door open… Less light reflection on my Grobo plant, and an increased risk of bugs/pests…
However, I really don’t think it’s much different than the risks of having a grow tent, or even outdoor grows that have little to no protection from pests. Also, Minnie is out in an open room too so she is always at risk. O_O! I plan on stopping here once she forms her first sets of leaves and is able to photosynthesize more efficiently. I was most concerned about the vigorous stretching and spindle like appearance that showed she needed some supplemental light for sure. Trying to take care of her the best I can to try to make it grow. Yield or amount of flowers on this windowsill grow is not of concern. One small bud would be a victory for me, whether it had the right light to grow big or anything is not a worry either.
I have the humidifier running in the room as well for both plants’ benefit. When I have my days off I can sit and control the environment a bit more and have the time to give my potted plants the early morning sun and move them as the sun moves in the sky, little extra love and light