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Watering Seedlings

Posted by LKZZ 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 15:27

Thought I'd share a useful method of watering seedlings that has been working for me. I bought a 6 pack of squeeze bottles from SAMS ($4.28). Because the tip is long and narrow, I can stick it into the dirt and water deeply the roots without getting the seedling wet. Seems to be working quite well. I use it for watering with the diluted fertilized water as well. I posted a picture of the bottles.
Happy gardening!


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RE: Watering Seedlings

Do you notice the hard stream of water disturbing the roots at all? I have seen root disturbance and damage from just normal top watering with a sprinkling can so I would think the pressure from a squeeze bottle would disturb the roots.

Dave


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RE: Watering Seedlings

The best thing I've found for watering seedlings is a turkey baster. It has worked for me for many years.I don't think I'd stick anything down in the roots.
Rose


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RE: Watering Seedlings

715 Rose do you just squeeze water near but not on seedlings or do you actually put the baster in the dirt


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