Well maybe not.
White bhut jolokia; seeded Jan 26;
sprouted 2/5/2018 Showed true leaves 2/9
70% peat 15% vermiculite 15% pearlite
sprouted 2/6/2018, showed true leaves 2/9
70% peat 15% vermiculite 15% pearlite, 1 tablespoon azomite
sprouted 2/7/2018, showed true leaves 2/10
Those are about as close to each other in size as you could get.
Others show some remarkable difference but this can be attributed to ranges in sprout dates
Tray 1 sprouted last, 2/8/2018 at 13 days, Showed true leaves 2/12 (17 days)
Tray 2 sprouted 2/6/2018 at 11 days, showed true leaves 2/10 (15 days)
Tray 3 sprouted 2/4/2018 at 9 days, showed true leaves 2/7 (12 days)
So the differences in plant development are directly in line with days from sprouting.
Biker billies are also following similar trajectories on growth between the three trays. All germinated the same day (2/1/2018) at the 6 day mark
Tray 1 was potted up yesterday, showed true leaves 2/8
Tray 2, showed true leaves 2/7
Tray 3, showed true leaves 2/8
All similarly sized and developed, having already gone through a fork, and all are working on their third set of true leaves.
PDN's. Tray 2 didn't sprout, tray 1 and 3 sprouted 2/6 and 2/5 respectively (11 days, 10 days). Showed true leaves 2/11 and 2/10 respectively (16 days, 15 days)
I *do* see some major differences between trays here.
Tray 1 sprouted 2/2/2018 (7 days) true leaves showed up 2/7 (12 days)
Tray 2 sprouted 2/3/2018 (8 days) true leaves showed up 2/7 (12 days)
Tray 3 sprouted 2/1/2018 (6 days) true leaves showed up on 2/7 (12 days)
Now the one in tray 3 really has shot up the last couple of days, so it's possible the other two will catch up since they sprouted 1 and 2 days later.
Anyway still doesn't appear Azomite had any effect. I thought it did based on the bigger growth in tray 3 on a couple of plants, but it failed to stand up to scrutiny. The differences were merely germination times, on those few which appeared noticeably bigger. Across the board the plants are all approximately the same - if you look at it from "days from emergence vs. size" rather than "days from seed vs. size"