Tips for using a propagator
I recently picked a great little propagator from a boot sale and have already begun to raise some lettuce seedlings. I love checking their progress every day but have an increasing list of questions about how best to use my new favourite bit of kit! If you can help with any/all of my questions I'd be much obliged (apologies in advance for 'stupid' questions)
- I've read somewhere that you need to wipe down/remove the condensation that collects in the lid - how often should I be doing this?
- Is there a hard stop on how long seedlings should be kept in a propagator? I have Cos lettuce seedling growing fast at the moment and I'm not sure when to move them out..
- How important is ventilation? There are two little 'vents' in the cover but they are fairly little, should I be using them, and if so, in what circumstances?
- I use a spray bottle for the seedlings in the propagator, can anyone tell me how often I should be spraying and if there's a good way to tell how much is enough? I get the feeling I am a little over generous with water...!
Any other general hints and tips would be most helpful, thanks all!