Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Try to always start seeds in a non-nutrient medium (sand or sand mixed with vermiculite), this will keep the stem to the correct length and there won't be any losses from the stem bending and breaking.
I am one of those people that thought seeds should be started in nutrient rich environment. Thank you for correcting my misunderstanding.
1. How long can a plant, for example, lettuce stay in a low nutrient environment before it must be transplanted into the garden?
2. It may not be ideal, but is it ok to use plain garden soil in a container to start seeds?