We have 10 seedlings, 10 days old. All were germinated using the paper towel method with great success. Planted in Foxfarm Ocean Forest Mix, all 10 seeds were started (and still remain) in 2"x2" starter cups. I have fed no nutes at all (Foxfarm Grow Big, Tiger Bloom, Big Bloom, Open Sesame, Cha Ching, and Beastie Bloomz waiting for use) The seedling cups are sitting in a 4" deep rubbermaid container(to keep them off the floor) under my master bathroom countertop unter a 96W Sun System New Wave CFL light(4 bulb setup/24hrs on) about 6" away from plants. I have an Ionic Breeze setup approx 2ft outside the room with a 1ft. recirc. fan on the floor about 10ft away running 24/7. The room temps are 79 F and humidity stays between 40-45%. All plants are from AK-48 seeds through Nirvana. I am currently watering with 1oz of distilled water(per plant)(ph'ed to 6.7 w/ only Cal-Mag added) once every 24 hours.
Everything was great until day 7, when plants got about 3" tall. The leaves begain to almost twist, and curl upwards at the edges. It seems to only happen once the plants reach the 3" mark. I tried to take pictures but couldn't get a good shot, They look just like these:
Confirmation of overwatering (pics)
except they are curling upwards rather than down.
I am worried because we started Blueberry seeds from same source about two months ago in Foxfarm soil (red bag), and the same thing started happening. When the second set of leaves formed they were all mutated (ridged on one side smooth on the other/deformed and spindly/etc.) and the plants died four weeks into veg.
I refuse to let this happen again, as so far this grow is going great. I don't want to add nutes yet as I know it is still too early. We have 10-4"x4" pots as well as 4-2 gallon pots to tranplant to when needed.
Is it time to transplant to 4" pots? Are we over/under watering? Time to add nutes? Is his bathroom not sanitary enough(BTW we washed the bathroom top to bottom with bleach before we started)?
Any help appreciated---DON'T LET OUR BABIES DIE!!!!