Day 2 update:
One of the Super Skunk seeds has a tail after 23 hours. The other one has yet to produce, but it hasn’t even been a full day.
I finished my space bucket today and tested it with nothing in it. It appears to be too hot - right now it is 92 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the bucket, in a 76 degree room. I’m in the process of bring the room down to 68 degrees to see how it looks then. But, it appears I will either have to add 2 more fans (it has 2 now) or reduce the light - it currently has (5) 23 watt CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs, for a total of 115 watts.
I made some small pots to put my seeds into, so that I can put all 4 of the plants into the space bucket. This is a trick I learned when planting tomatoes - it is a cheap way to start the plants, gives the soil access to air and allows for drainage.
I start with some 8 ounce styrofoam cups. I use a ball point pen to poke holes from the inside to the outside.
One thing I am not sure of is - how many holes would be appropriate for this type of plant/root system.
By poking holes from the inside to the outside, it makes the styrofoam protrude, which acts as a spacer between the inner cup and the outer cup, used to collect runoff water.
In this case, I also cut the bottoms out of 4 more cups to stack on the bottom of my outer cup. This is just extra insurance in case the inner cup gets too heavy and begins compressing downward and closing up the holes.
Lastly, I filled the cups with Fox Farms Happy Frog soil. I also purchased some Perlite to mix with it, but when I opened the soil bag, I found that it already has Perlite, among several other ingredients. So, I just put the soil in by itself. I then made a 1/4 inch depression with my finger and placed a White Widow seed in each pot, then lightly covered them with a thin layer of dirt and sprinkled them with about a teaspoon of water.
Besides being very inexpensive, another advantage to the styrofoam cup method is that - when it comes time to transplant to bigger pots, you can very gently peel away the styrofoam from the soil without disturbing anything. Kind of like peeling an orange - just grab a section with your finger and peel it away.