No crisis this week! I believe both plants are doing well, although the first one is still a stunted little thing. I took sprout one and did some gentle LST by bending the main stem over and gently tying it. Plant has already made strides towards righting itself. It may be my imagination but I think I am seeing more activity at the lower nodes - the bend may have gotten some of these junctions to kick up leaf growth, which I am hoping will fill out those areas where my early pH problems caused a lot of leaf loss... eh... whoops.
Plant 2 is now 14 days old, with two sets of true leaves and working on a third. It looks so much happier than the first plant. Still short and stout though.
On the short and stout part... I am wondering if either plant will start putting on height soon or not. All these new least nodes look as though they are basically stacked on top of each other.