Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Today at 6:12 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 5:41 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 5:38 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:11 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:13 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 4:03 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:14 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:04 pm

» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Today at 1:11 pm

» Roots...information....
by sanderson Today at 11:23 am

» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:34 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:05 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Question about starting seeds

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Question about starting seeds

Post  jjc on 3/25/2013, 8:08 pm

I just put some tomato and pepper seeds in vermiculite, I should keep adding water to the bottom tray until they sprout and are replanted into small pots with MM correct? I used a plastic strawberry container so I put the plastic lid back on also to help keep the moisture in. I just rigged up a grow light too. I should probably put the light rite down close to the lid but I don't know if it is necessary for germination or not, cant hurt rite?

jjc

Posts : 36
Join date : 2013-02-24
Location : Southbridge, MA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about starting seeds

Post  RoOsTeR on 3/25/2013, 8:12 pm

Most seeds (besides lettuce) don't need light to germinate.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4012
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about starting seeds

Post  Lillyz on 3/25/2013, 8:44 pm

tomatoes sprout faster than peppers. If you dont have a heat mat, top of the fridge works Smile

I would take the top off and use clear plastic.


Last edited by Lillyz on 3/25/2013, 8:45 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : forgot something)

Lillyz

Female Posts : 128
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 60
Location : Pueblo, Colorado Zone 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about starting seeds

Post  littlejo on 3/25/2013, 8:55 pm

I don't think I'd keep adding water. Just add water til the vermiculite gets damp, then put the lid on. The verm. will hold the water well, but if you keep adding lots of water, you may rot the seeds before they come up, My tomato seeds germinated in just 3 days, the peppers take a little longer.
Jo

littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about starting seeds

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum