Here we go with my first round. Growing a FAST strain is new for me and can't wait to see how it goes.
I germinated the 3 seeds using the shot glass method. Approximately 40 hours in the water and all three taproots were showing. Left side of picture.
I then moved them onto a damp paper towel and enclosed them in between two small plates and let sit. Checked them 12 hours later and was satisfied with the growth of the roots. Right side of picture.
I decided to plant the three seeds directly into their final pots, I believe they are about 3.5 gallons, filled with 1 part Fox Farms Happy Frog and 2 parts Fox Farms Ocean Forest and mixed in a little diatomaceous earth to be safe. They were then placed about 12" under 250w HPS with homemade humidity domes placed over the seeds.
Numbers one and two fully broke ground about 2 days later while number 3 was barely breaking the surface. Initial pictures are on the left and how they looked 2 days later are on the right.
So far, so good. Barely any water added as of yet and when I did, I kept it local to the seedling in hopes of concentrating root growth until they gain some more size.
I love this competition and can't wait to watch everyone's successes and hopefully learn some more in the process. Good luck icmag!