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How often do you water peat moss?

Posted by columbine21 zone 6 , IL (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 30, 10 at 12:32

I have some seedlings that are just beginning to sprout. They are growing in a potting mix of mostly peat moss, with clear plastic covers. I am about to remove the covers from the flats.
My question is: Once the covers are off, how often should I water the flats? They are growing in a large windowsill with no additional light.
Any feedback is appreciated :)


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RE: How often do you water peat moss?

will still depend on plant size, air circulation, light....
the kee will be to kee soil damp not wet.... do not let dry out dont drown roots

RE: How often do you water peat moss?

Usually, a seedling flat kept indoors will only need water every few days. But always check the soil each morning and as soon as it looks a bit dry on top, give it some water.

RE: How often do you water peat moss?

I let the top 3/4 dry out and then bottom water until the top glistens.

I would not keep the soil damp or always spray when the top drys out.

The top of my soil will dry out in a day or so, but I wait until the top 3/4 is dry before giving them a drink.

Are you using Peat moss jeffy pellets?


You could also search 'watering' here, there are many posts about this.

RE: How often do you water peat moss?

Thanks for the responses!
I am using a Schultz potting soil mix that contains mostly peat moss.
I removed the plastic covers from the flats some days ago,and since then, I have been misting the soil with a spray bottle every day. We are currently getting some unusually warm weather for this region, and the tomatoes are springing up very quickly!

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