Strains in the tents: Russian Doll, Sour Key OG, God's Pussy and Pineapple Express
Grow method: Indoor SCROG (although the screen is not on yet) with LED
LED Details: 2x California Lightworks 1100 + 2x California Lightworks 550, on our SEEDLING setting of 50: Red, 79 White, 99 Blue for 24 hours.
Gear we are using: Pure Tents, California Lightworks 1100s and 550s LEDs and controller, Pure Pots (10 gallon), Promix HP, Dollar Store EZ Pods.
I would have updated our diary sooner, but to be honest we had some issues with starting seeds this round. Hard to tell if it was a water or a temperature issue (the air conditioning has been extra cold in the basement), but the seeds would sprout but would not take! There are tons of different ways you can start seeds. We have germinated in paper towel before, put them in shot glasses or even directly in dirt before.
Lately we have been using little peat pellet pods (available in any gardening section or even the dollar store--where we picked ours up). They are cute because they come as little pressed flat coin shaped things. When you add water they grow into the perfect little pods with a removable mesh around the outside. I just put one seed in each pod and let them sit in the tents. In a couple days I have sprouts I can plant into my bigger pots (after removing the mesh which has issues with biodegradability).
Will update soon as the seeds sprout!