I have a time lapse video I made here:
Because I was afraid of rot and not as dilligent as I should have been I let the plants get too dry several times. This probably set them back. Their rhizomes have gone deep into the pots and I can tell the leaves come from deep down. All these plants were freshly planted in the pots at the start of the video.
Several plants rotted, and several died to drying out. My biggest blow was losing a seedgrown plant from pender co. NC, 1 out of 3, and setting the other 2 far back (they are recovering)...really saddens me. I love location data.
Anyway, any tips on improving this setup? The plants seem to be coming along nicely this year and I don't want to hinder them. I leave the flower stocks on and hand pollinate to get the seeds.