My first grow ever, and my first pin's veil appears to be breaking. The pin is about an inch tall, it appeared six days ago.
I'm guessing it has to do with something being too dry.
I think I'm falling off the teetering knife edge of giving it plenty of FAE while at the same time not letting it dehydrate.
The top tub doesn't collect any condensation, so I've been misting and fanning several times a day, 6qt dubtub.
I have a humidifier going in the room the tub is in.
After each mist/fan, before I put the top tub back on I hold the inverted top over the humidifier so it and the substrate tub fill with vapor, and slip it over the substrate tub as quickly as I can to keep as much vapor in as possible.
Other variables and observations:
** temperature is a consistent 72-74F
** "fuzzy foot" on this pin? Why?
** lots of new pins coming in all over the place
** the substrate has pulled away from the sides of the tub
** the holes in the two tubs are about 1/4" diameter, sealed with micropore tape. There are 16 of them around the sides just above the substrate, and 18 in the top tub. Too few? Too small? Not enough FAE?
** I live in a brutally dry climate and am air conditioning the house (which acts as a whole-house dehumidifier)
** yes, I know you can see droplets of water and I know that's wrong but I don't know what to do about the dry environment.
I'm trying to be self reliant and google my way out of things rather than ask my 10,000 questions of you all -- then I get so many conflicting answers online I get completely cornfuzzled. So here I am, humbly asking away. I hope my pictures and descriptions are clear.
"Give it plenty of fresh air! Don't let it dry out!"
What's a poor desert rat to do?
Or am I overthinking, over researching, over worrying it all?