- Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:14 am
I believe you've asked been asked this before, and I'll give the same answer as last time, only expanded. (Maybe you didn't, but it has been asked many times before, in multiple variations on a theme)
Just light isn't the only factor. Temperature plays almost as big a part as light. Then you have to look at water uptake. Maybe your roots aren't in as great of contact, so they're taking up less water. Airflow can be an influence. Many plants grow bigger, faster in the presence of more air movement in order to resist moving. Also, your media composition is probably different. So, while it is probably a correct media, it's different enough, or may not be what the plant considers optimum. Seeds will also have their role. Age, self or cross, whatever genes may get expressed in those particular seeds, all have their say. Back to light, they're not all the same. In most instances, direct sunlight is best, then indirect sunlight, then artificial lighting (depending on the light), then windowsill, then back to artificial lighting (because they're not all the same, not intended for plants, old so the light intensity has dropped, too close, too far away, etc.)
You would have to have exactly the same conditions to expect exactly the same results. One factor, light, air, water, seeds, media, temperature, would only have to be slightly off (we're talking single percentage points) in order for your results to be drastically different.
However, yours are growing, so don't worry about them. Just enjoy them.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.