Thread: Bottom watering
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Old March 19, 2019   #9
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I have always tried to do all watering from the bottom once I have plants. It makes the plants increase root systems to reach down to the water. If you leave a seedling in the flat and then later check below, you'll see that the plant has sent out a "tap root" to find and retrieve the water in the bottom of the tray. Also, during transplant, I always bury the seedling as deep as I can to make sure the exposed stem can become more of the root system.

The root system is the key to healthy plants that can stand some of our shenanigan's and mis-steps. Work hard on the root system needs and the rest will be a walk in the garden.
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