I appreciate your guts to blog your progress. I have recently started my own hydroponics system and currently have them going in styrofoam egg cartons. One is chives and the other is oregano. I initially used the paper towel method to get them to germinate. After reading your post, I feel encouraged to blog about my experiences as well. Perhaps we can learn from each other. Thanks for posting. I’m excited to see how your changes worked out.