How often should i water my seedlings?

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    mf rasta

    mf rasta Active Member

    Just wondering how often i should water my seedling?
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    grandprix8152000

    grandprix8152000 Well-Known Member

    too much water can kill them remember that i usully water mine every 2 days or so depending how fast the water evaporates i am using a 400 watt mh so its pretty warm under it u need to water once the soil goes almost all the way dry roots tend to get lazyu wanna starve them a bit so they stretch and search for waterhope this helps.
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    skyfishing

    skyfishing Active Member

    i'd like to hear opinions on this as well. some people say keep them moist all the time, some people say it's best to let them dry out between watering to encourage the roots to grow. which is right?
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    2ndGenerationSkunk

    2ndGenerationSkunk Active Member

    ive heard that letting them get pretty dry is the best
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    tech209

    tech209 Well-Known Member

    when mine were seedling......just gave it one good watering and left the top to become completly dry before hitting it again with another water....and yes overwatering kills.....soil needs to be moist not all flooded ...........:joint:
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    JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    My seedlings are in 3 inch rockwool cubes....Two inches, Under six 2' T5 HO flouros...150 watts total...I saturate them once a day until water poors out from bottom of cubes...24 hours later the cubes are dry....I have a fan blowing on them so I think thats why they dry out so quickly
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    2ndGenerationSkunk

    2ndGenerationSkunk Active Member

    when i started mine i just watered until it barely started to run out and then i waited about 4-5 days before i watered again but that time i just tried to get the top moist.
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    420

    420 Well-Known Member

    i water mine once every day or two.
    each seedling gets about 50 or 100 mls of water per watering - not very much.
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    420

    420 Well-Known Member

    sorry i meant to say:
    each seedling gets about 25 or 50 mls of water per watering - not very much.
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    2ndGenerationSkunk

    2ndGenerationSkunk Active Member

    My next purchase is definately gonna be a spray head or i will just try to get one off of some windex or something and clean it lol, but i heard that misting is a pretty good thing to do, you can just do that when the tops are dry and it doesnt really mess up your watering schedule.
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    420

    420 Well-Known Member

    yeah i thought about using an empty Windex spray bottle - but i decided not to, because i couldn't be sure that all the chemicals were cleaned out.

    The last thing i want to do is spray Windex residue on my plants ;-)
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    2ndGenerationSkunk

    2ndGenerationSkunk Active Member

    hell yeah that would be a disaster. :spew:
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    tech209

    tech209 Well-Known Member

    i used an windex bottle to mist my clones.....just washed it out real good with hot water.....:joint:
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    2ndGenerationSkunk

    2ndGenerationSkunk Active Member

    well maybe ill try it. i would hate to screw up my plants though. you can buy just like mini spray bottles at walmart. .ive seen them but forgot where they where:wall:
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    poptarts

    poptarts Active Member

    VERY small amounts of soap can help plants
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    420

    420 Well-Known Member

    yeah? where did u learn that?
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    tech209

    tech209 Well-Known Member

    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:................:joint:
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    bigbailer

    bigbailer Well-Known Member

    you can just get a new one at walmart in the travel section for like $1.50
    They even have them at the grocory store next to my house.
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    In soil I water my new babies once a week and watch the moisture level. On clones in rockwool I watre as needed without letting cubes get too dry...You guys and the water bottles you don't have a dollar to go buy a new spray bottle at walmart, home depot,lowes,or the dollar store?? lol
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    tech209

    tech209 Well-Known Member


    tech209 aka Mr.Crabs..........:mrgreen:

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