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We had real sun today, and temps of 57- Since we have been in a deep freeze for weeks, I dragged a bag of solidly frozen potting mix onto the deck to let the sun thaw it out. My milk jugs are all sliced and punched and ready- tomorrow I hope to fill the jugs- finally! This WS thing is SO exciting- I plan to also put a few of each in indoor pots under lights for comparing.
So--let me see if I have this right. The soil in all the jugs was pre moistened before I put the seeds in. The jugs are now taped closed, lids are off, and they are out on the deck where they get afternoon sun. Now- when do I need to check to see if they are getting dry? The soil is 3-4" deep, so when I water should it be from the bottom? Or since there will be no roots for awhile should water be sprinkled on the top? I want this to be successful! Our temps are hovering right above freezing now.
>>Now- when do I need to check to see if they are getting dry?
I usually start checking mine once they have 'thawed' and you haven't had rain or snow in a while. You can usually judge if they are dry by the weight of the container. [weather depending... end of Feb or into March for me.]
>>so when I water should it be from the bottom?
Some folks bottom water.
I find if you water [pour] thru the top, it creates a hole and moves the seeds around.
sometimes i water with a spray bottle or use my watering can from the house.
Bottom watering works well, but you need something to put them in [kiddy pool] or a large tub - if one has about 100 containers, that is a lot of work.