Being a new gardener (starting of with vegetable container gardening), I wish to ask some very basic (a.k.a. stupid) questions
1/ How long can small vegetable plants - like a month old (especially tomato, cucumber, pepper, carrots, potatoes etc.) survive without light?
2/ They generally say that when the seeds germinate (again vegetables), bring it under bright light (but not direct sunlight). Now what does that mean? I have windows on the eastern and western sides of my apartment - which practically do not receive any direct sunlight - should I keep them there and this should continue for how long? and how much each day should I be doing that? And when should I start taking them in direct sunlight for hardening off before finally putting them in their final place under direct sunlight?
3/ How long can 1 month old vegetable plants survive without water? How about older and / or fruit bearing plants?
4/ How long can 1 month vegetable plants survive under heavy soggy soil? How about older and / or fruit bearing plants?
These sort of question come to my mind - and further I have been into these situations these days, and when I later corrected those, I always feel that though my plant is not dead but will it be worth the time to invest on it only later to find out that I grew a weak plant, whose only future was to die prematurely or not bear any fruits. How this plant science works? :)