I have an issue..
Once I start my seeds on my heat mat, I usually get an 85-97% germination rate, but then once I have sprouts it seems as though I have trouble maintaining under lights.
In April, I started tomato and cukes and squash.. The hardy squash and cukes did ok but my tomato can up stringy and took what seemes like forever to get second leaves and such.
After starting them in a bio-dome I transplanted to peat pots with a M grow soil. under lights and no heat. but the plants seemed to take forever..
I am wondering what you all use for fert.
I am also wondering if perhaps I started to late, and I just have to high of expectations? I was trying to start all seeds for veggie garden for my father so we did not have to purchase.
When do you all start your seeds relative to yor planting time? considering hardening and etc..
It just amazes me that I can go tothe local veggie selling place and they have plants that are 6-8 inches high and I have these puny things.. They maintain hundreds of plants and I am having trouble with 30!
Help me raise my plants!!!!