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Really basic seed question...

Janie BJanie B Posts: 879
I have today planted cosmos, nigella and panicum sparkling fountain (so tiny!!!) seeds into cell trays, and they are sitting proudly in front of my kitchen window. Do they need to have the plastic lid on, or should they be fine open? Apologies is this has been answered before... 


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,786
    I usually use a lid until they germinate, to keep the humidity in.  I find that otherwise the surface of the compost dries out really quickly, which isn't good for tiny seeds that you sow on the surface.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 879
    Thanks for super-quick response, @JennyJ! I'll pop the lids on now...
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