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Watering Seedlings
January 28, 2013
10:46 am
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Sharan
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Hello,

I have 2-3 week old seedlings of Spinach, Methi and Coriander.

I am facing issue with watering them. When pour/sprinkle water on them they will bend and fall to ground, some times get damaged. In fact i try watering as gently as possible. 

Please guide me on this.

 

Thanks,

Sharan

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January 28, 2013
11:21 am
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You can do bottom watering..Place the seedling tray or the pot in a container containing water and let them soak the water for 5-10 minutes and remove it..This ensures the seedlings get just the right amount of water neither excess nor less..Good luck..

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January 28, 2013
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Thank you Nataraj, 

hmm, but seedling are not for transplantation, i.e. directly grown in big container, its difficult to do bottom watering…

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January 28, 2013
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Other option is to make a slight slope with the soil on one side where the plants are not there and pour water slowly on the slope..Trust this helps..

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January 28, 2013
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Yaa this is good idea. Let me try. thanks a lot ...

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January 31, 2013
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I use sprinkler - water sprayer to water these kinds of tender plants. This is very helpful. Please try.

~Jay

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February 1, 2013
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Seedlings which are in translation tray, i could water them from bottom, it very safe.

And  seedlings which not for transplantation and are in big bags, i am planning use water sprinkler, mostly home made ..let me try.

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