Over the Bank Holiday weekend our rocket seedlings began reaching their next key monitoring stage: 3 out of the 8 seedling replicates have now grown their first set of true leaves! Most of the other trays are starting to grow similar leaves but we have to record when they have a pair for the project. 
Much speculation still continues as to their continued growth and which went into space. Also we have noted that one particular red tray has no signs of continued growth if any sort, a few seedlings started to germinate but have now stopped/died back. This result is quite a conundrum since all trays are subject to exacting conditions including regular rotation and placement to ensure all receive equal sunlight conditions. The matter is further compounded by the fact that the most productive tray is also a red replicate!?
Next week we will be recording percentage alive on Monday as the next key observation point for the investigation; the project continues...
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