I planted a 72-spot tray with a variety of things, mostly herbs, some veggies. I've had only a handful of things germinate. About 10-12 of the peat pellets have sprouted. I'm concerned that I probably planted the seeds too deeply, so I'm wondering how I can fix this? The tray has been planted for about 2 weeks, perhaps a little more.
Is it likely that the ungerminated seeds are mouldy by this point? Should I leave them undisturbed in the environment they're in and keep hope that they'll pop up?
- Environment: Basement, in my computer server room.
- Temperature: 81F (held constant by environmental control equipment)
- Relative humidity: 34% (but the plastic lid is on)
- Lighting: Four 32-watt T8 fluorescent bulbs hanging about 3" over the tops of the seed trays.
- Winter squash
For comparison, here is a different seed tray with some different stuff planted, but the seeds are nowhere near as deep; they are almost sitting on the surface. This second seed tray is in the exact same environment, the only major difference is the planting depth. Both trays have a wide variety of stuff in them.
(I have a web cam taking 1 picture of my seed tray every minute, to be compiled into a time-lapse video after I'm done growing stuff)
Taken at 2015-05-01 23:00
Taken at 2015-05-02 11:00 (12 hours later)