Common mistakes in growing seedlings include:
1) Not maintaining even temperatures between 70+ and 80+ degrees fahrenheit during seed germination, emergence, and formation of first true leaves.
2) Not giving the seedlings full sunlight immediately upon emergence and all day thereafter – or if using grow-lights at least 16 hours of light each day.
3) Not feeding plants properly, which means a) having Pre-Plant Mix in the soil mix before planting seed, b) using only water until plants emerge from the soil, and c) watering with the Constant-Feed solution immediately upon emergence of your plants. The constant-feed solution is a mixture of 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of Weekly Feed in 3 gallons of water.