I have some seedlings that I have a couple of issues with and would like to ask for help.
I have sprouted them using the wet paper towel method between two plates and they sprouted very quickly! I think it was within 24 hours! Our minimum and maximum temperatures are quite far apart now so I placed them on a heating mat. I don’t have thermostat so have had to be careful as it gets quite hot and nearly dried them out one night.
They grew very quickly in the paper towel and the leaves actually shed the shell on several of the seedlings before I could transfer them in to jiffy pods. Which I did yesterday when they were around 4 days old.
The problem is that the leaves are quite pale and several have the leaves upside down (I will add photos). I have the jiffy pods in a small propagation chamber with the heat pad on but feel they don’t look as healthy as I would like them to.
Am I being too impatient and should I give them more time? I have them in a dark cupboard with no light and would like to know when I should introduce light? They will grow outside so is it ok to give them some gentle fluorescent light before they go outside? How much water should I give them at the current stage?
Thank you for your help!