Welcome! I’m happy to have so many peeps showing up, does my heart (and ego) good
I make sure my coco is well rinsed after a couple of very bad experiences with trusting a good brand (Canna) and convincing myself I didn’t have to to that every time. I got away with not rinsing it every time, until the time I didn’t.
One time I didn’t rinse my coco, I lost every seedling of a strain that is very near and dear to me and cannot be replaced. Lucky for me I still had two seeds in reserve, and they turned out to be a male and a female, and I was able to make F2 seeds to hunt through.
I charge my coco with full strength nutes, which for me is Jack’s 3-2-1 these days, but in the past was pretty much any decent nutes that had proper Magnesium levels.
Other than that, I just baby them until they’re ready for transplant and make sure they’re not over watered (until I get impatient, lol).
I never, ever, let coco dry out fully. I will wait to water young seedlings until the cup/container is lighter, but absolutely never wait until it’s dry. I would rather water it until 100% runoff than have it dry out.
I’ll try to be better at documenting this stuff. It would probably help me improve, instead of winging it all the time, haha.