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I am new to starting from seed. I purchased a self watering tray with peat pellets and everything worked well. I then decided to start some wildflowers. I didn't have any pellets left so I used some seed starting mix. My question is, How do I water this? It does not seem to be absorbing from the bottom like the pellets did. I then tried watering it from above and it was like putting water on a freshly rain x'd windshield. The mix seems to repel water like a ducks back.
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The best way to work with the potting mixes is to dump them in to large bowl/bucket and fill with water and then smunch it around and once the mix has been saturated once it tends to take watering better the next time.
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Water it from the bottom.
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