Return to the Growing from Seed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

when to remove plastic sheeting?

Posted by yankadoodles none (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 27, 12 at 9:10

Hi, this is my first year starting seeds. I am starting to see sprouts - time to take off the sheeting? I had it there to retain moisture. With it off, do I just spray water more often? Thanks!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: when to remove plastic sheeting?

When the seeds start germinating, if you do not remove the plastic, your seedlings will suffer from fungus at the soil level, causing them to collapse. More seedlings are lost from too much moisture, than from too little. Move your lights closer and install a fan to move the air around. Al

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Growing from Seed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here