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    week four is over
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    My pot has a green 'layer' of stuff on it... what should i do please help!
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    Algae at this stage is very hard to deal with. I often recommend spraying the surface, but with seed this will result in the seed being buried, so it's a no go. Another option is to reduce the humidity: again difficult as seeds need almost 100% for good germination. Where you went wrong was in giving the pots too much light before germination was seen. Once the seed is sown, pots should stay in low light until germination is noted, then moved into brighter light. Good light encourages algae. I always use distilled water for my seedling pots to avoid algae problems associated with rain water. Carry on as you have been and hope for the best. If things don't pan out at least you have learned a valuable lesson.
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    What does a seedling (I'm talking first sight's) look like? I think i may have a small growth as small as this period.
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    Well they do start off very small, lol. Get a hand lens and have a look. Seedlings have 2 cotyledon leaves which are round, and then begin producing normal trap leaves, forming a tiny wheel.
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