I saw signs of heat stress, so I raised the lights and sprayed them right before lights out. The soil was completely dry 2 inches down and I watered right before lights out also.
I'll have to remove the middle shelf and raise the lights up high soon.
The system I have in place for blocking out light needs work. I'll be getting some money soon that I can use to make it block out all light. By the time I get the rest of the things I need it'll be time to flip at least. I want to make sure the second is defined before I flip them.
Does it stress them if I move them around the container? If I have males I have to pull I'll probably want to move them around for more root space. All the seeds I sowed from the companion plants the 2nd time have started to pop up all over. There still seems to be spots with no plants.
I did see some of them have found their way to the base stem and appear to initially cause issues before stabilizing and then improving. If it's a good thing I'm thinking of a cilantro plant at each base area. I'm not going to plant the garlic chive near the roots unless I'm assured it's okay and won't swell up and cause root damage. I'll want them nearby though. It was specifically the chive that causes an initial deficiency or toxicity in the shade leaves. Each time a garlic chive popped up the nearby plants would have issues for a week or so until the chive wasn't a seedling anymore. If anyone knows why that is? I'd appreciate the information. I'll order the BT when I can find it or grab it in a shop if I see it. I want to stop using the miracle gro all purpose fertilizer ASAP. I'll be ordering some megacrop once I get a card to use online.
I don't have a lot of money to spend, but I'll do what I can to help these girls stay happy and healthy. I saw the temp go above 80f today, so I turned on the AC again and pointed it up high and not directly at them. Low fan speed either way. Temps dropped to 75f after a few hours. The heat stress was also possibly caused by the high humidity today. The room never went above 60% even though it was 90% humidity outside all day.