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watering from below question

Posted by Lorri_DK 7b/8a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 8, 12 at 11:07

I am wondering about watering from below. I have the black trays with black insterts.

Are you supposed to saturate the whole thing and then let them drip dry or are you supposed to water and avoid letting the individual cups soak up enough water to get the top of the soil wet?

The later is hard for me to do. I either do too little or end up getting the top wet anyway.

Thank you

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RE: watering from below question

I routinely water seedlings from the bottom. I set the tray in the water and leave there until the top of the mix looks shiny, then take it out and put back on the rack to drain. Al

RE: watering from below question

Here's a link to several of the previous discussions of this question. You'll find all the details there. Just scroll down to the ones with the blue borders.


Here is a link that might be useful: Bottom watering how-to

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