To water, or not to water

LozLoz Posts: 69

Hi Guys,

I've planted some flower seeds (which I can't spell but sounds like this...mes mer ran thums image) followed the instructions on the pack and put them in my greenhouse but it didn't mention watering them. Having just watched Monty planting flower bulbs, he said the flowers need water to germinate...is this all flowers, should I water mine?

PS I covered them with a layer of vermiculite stuff, image please excuse my ignorence.

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  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Gently soak the tray in a tray of water until the compost changes colour.

    All seeds need water to germinate.

    Don't over water, spray or soak again when compost seems a little dry

  • LozLoz Posts: 69

    Thank you Matty2! Its a nightmare being a novice when they only give you half the instructions....or is it just meimage

  • Your best bet is put the tray into a tray of water where the compost will soak the water up & drawing the seeds down, remove the tray from the tray of water after 20-30 minutes & put the tray on a window cill  or in a greenhouse 

  • LozLoz Posts: 69

    Thats the one Verdun!! Love them and I know they thrive in dry soil...thank goodnessimage

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

     Hi Loz, I water from the bottom too, I see the compost change colour and then I sow on top of this and gently pat down the seeds so the water is absorbed in the top layer if that makes sense.

    Where are you keeping the seed trays?

  • LozLoz Posts: 69

    Hi Hollie hock, they are in the house at the mo. on the floor in front of a window, they are sharing a plastic tray with sweetpea?

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