One month update on the dry start.
Things have been slow, but successful. All plants are showing signs of new growth, and (most of) the moss is attaching well. I’ve had no problems like mould or algae.
I have noticed that the plants on the higher ground seem to be doing much better than those on the lower ground. Water from the mister tends to pool and submerge the lower-ground plants, hence the little hole dug at the front; every few days I suck water out of it with a syringe to keep things from getting flooded.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with things. I just wish they’d hurry up!