I recently started several seeds and planted them out. I noticed that one (Jamaican Hot Chocolate) was growing much more slowly than the others. It developed it's first set of true leaves but stayed smaller than a dime and was not growing
Since I germinated in rock wool cubes and then planted the cubes in dirt, I was able to move the dirt away from the rock wool cube and gently pull out the seedling.
The roots were still bound up inside the seed coat! I gently pulled off the soft seed coat, stuck the roots back down in the rock wool cube, covered the cube with dirt, and watered it in. Hopefully the now unconstrained roots will be able to take hold and the plant will start growing normally.
Has anyone ever had this happen? Should this plant be considered a dud, or if it starts growing normally will it be fine?