I germinated it using paper towel method, and placed it in a SOLO cup of Fox Farm Ocean Forest. Once it finally emerged, its growth was extremely slow, and seemed to halt altogether until I removed it from Ocean Forest and placed it in Sunshine Grow Mix #4. I realize Ocean Forest is a bit heavy for young taproots to maneuver through, and its nutrient content can burn seedlings, but we have been successful before using it.
Sunshine does have lots of perlite, which in my experience makes it hard for a germinated seed to grow through the medium. We need to get a seedling starter medium like FF Light Warrior, or something else?
It did start to grow in the new, no-burn medium very slowly. Its growth finally exploded when I transplanted it from SOLO to a 1-gallon container with Ocean Forest and dolomite lime on April 7. It looks great, but is it very behind in growth. Will it still go on to flower and just take longer than two months, or did I ruin its life cycle and shouldn't expect it to flower?
Thanks in advance for any help, and sorry for the long story.