Thursday night, roughly one week after staring the Echeveria seeds, I didn’t see much activity. I had moved them to a basement setup where I lower the shop lights and set the plants on a tall box so they are relatively close together – I had done this last spring for starting a few flats of annuals and it worked. A cheap 90 cent thermometer at Lowes told me the average temp (thanks to the furnace’s location in the basement) was ranging about 70-72 degrees, which had me a little nervous since I had been told the seeds wouldn’t sprout above 70 degrees.
So I cracked open the pots, hit them with another couple of spritzes of my diluted peroxide mix (more on that in the original post) – and recapped them. By Friday morning, the first signs of life were visible if you look VERY VERY closely.
So, this endeavor has promise to not be a complete bust. As of Saturday, each of the four cups shows signs of at least one sprout; and two cups have two that I see so far. Now to watch and wait!