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Uh, Oh....they dried out!

Posted by mamashakesit Oregon 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 18, 10 at 19:50

I was germinating seeds for begonias and torenia's and the dome on my container had water beads, looked moist, but when I finally opened the lid after waiting awhile for seedlings to pop up, the containers were dry!!!

I just watered them and stuck them back in the dome. Do they still have a chance? They were my most expensive seeds, too!

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RE: Uh, Oh....they dried out!

That's really strange. Do you have them on a heat pad? I've had soil stay moist under a dome for literally weeks without watering it. I suspect either your heat is way too hot and causing the soil to dry out or that your soil wasn't moist enough to begin with. Regardless, all you can do now is wait and see. Sometimes they will still germinate, sometimes not.

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