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To cover or not?

Posted by judiohz5 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 16, 11 at 14:00

Sorry for such a basic question but this is all new to me. This is my second year of starting seeds and my first year with a greenhouse.

When I sow seeds in flats in the gh do I need to use the plastic lids like I do in the house or is the gh 6mil plastic the lid?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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RE: To cover or not?

I use the lid in the greenhouse until the seeds sprout! the remove it and bottom water from then on.

RE: To cover or not?

A dome (or plastic as you stated) is utilized to keep the humidity high for germination. It is not necessary and depending on how humid your greenhouse is, you may be able to keep the top of the soil moist with out one.

Domes are more of a convenience apposed to a necessity.

I would try it a few days without one and see if the soil dries out and then adjust if you have to.



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