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icon Day 7: September 15, 1998

Slots 16 and 17 sprout. Slots 13, 16, 17, 18 are of sufficient size for replanting in the Rubbermaid tub with a mix of perlite, vermiculite and a “touch” of top soil for moisture retention on the screen porch at this point since I want to concentrate the light on the seedlings at this time and wasn’t prepared for the quick sprouting that has occurred.

Slots 3, 20 and 27 have also sprouted. Slots 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 are directly under the light with the other slots slightly off to the side. At this point, 3 slots directly under have sprouted(out of 12) 25% vs. 4 out of 16 not directly under (25%). This initially indicates that the light emitted peripherally is sufficient for sprouting and the level directly underneath is not materially better than the peripheral lighting.