Thread: Bottom watering
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Old March 19, 2019   #2
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Put holes in the bottom of the pot, I use a soldering iron but you could use an ice pick it something heated on a gas stove
This helps prevent cracking.
Or you could buy cells that are already open at the bottom.
When you start seedlings, add potting soil to the top and press down with your thumb.
Plant seedlings and top with a bit more mix, press slightly.
Fill a small tray about 1" water and set the planters in the Potting mix until they soak up water, move to your permanent tray and water the tray as needed

Make sure you moistened your potting mix prior to filling up your cells.
The water will wick up from the bottom.
Place a fan that will blow lightly across the plants to study them up and prevent damping off.
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