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I figure... Mac users are trendy and grow their own food, plants, and what not... So I have a few questions about growing plants inside... I'm currently germinating a few seeds in cup of water, in a damp dark place. How long till the little white hairs show, so I can plant them? Will this water method even work, or should I use a damp paper towel? Which is better, natural sunlight on my windowsill or artificial light?


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I have used damp paper towels with more success. It takes 5-6 days for the little sprout (depends on the type of seed I'm sure).

I'd probable grow in artificial light, as it can be more perfectly regulated/adjusted, and not dependent on the season/weather.

Once planted... the soil should NOT be packed down.... think: Fluffy.

I grow peppers, and buy the seedlings from this gal in CA.. She is AWESOME!!!! Here is a link to her instructions for growing... and they WORK!!! (CLICK!)

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Alright, RIDE! I'll think... FLUFFY! haha...

I might get some plans to put the plant in a cabinet under my desk, with an artificial light and a fan in the back for ventilation.

I'll be pretty upset if these seeds don't even sprout! Could I even just, put the seeds in the dirt, and hope for the best?


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I posted a link in my previous post...

You could put them in the dirt.. just don't use too much water (common mistake). Think: Damp. Let the dirt dry out... then Damp again.

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I didn't see your link... I guess you edited it after I posted.

The link has a lot of great info, I'll make sure to read twice!

What am I growing? I'd rather not say...


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Great link, RIDE - as it so happens, I'm off work all this week on vacation - mostly to do winter clean-up of my gardens (outside) and to get some fresh mulch down.

Now if the weather would just cooperate (it's 40 degrees right now after having been in the 80s just a few weeks ago), I'd be in good shape. I guess I'm freezing my tuckus off....

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