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OfflineToastChee
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My seedlings are too damn thirsty
    #608886 - 02/10/12 12:17 AM (5 years, 16 days ago)

(edit) Sorry I didn't fill out the full deal, theres not much more to my setup than listed.

I popped a germinated seed into a dirt puck yesterday. I soaked the puck for the required time but it dries out quick as shit. I covered the intake fan that was blowing directly on it. Am I gonna over water the seed trying to keep the puck moist.
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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: ToastChee]
    #608892 - 02/10/12 12:23 AM (5 years, 16 days ago)

No need to cross post man. 

Like I said in your other post, just transplant into a larger growing medium, i.e. dixie cups, or grow bag etc.


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #608896 - 02/10/12 12:36 AM (5 years, 16 days ago)

Yeah I was gonna take the other one down but I forgot, sorry.

Cool man thank you. How would you suggest I get the inflated puck into a solo cup of medium? Fill the soil in around the whole thing or remove the seed? I feel like that would be fatal..


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: ToastChee]
    #608903 - 02/10/12 01:02 AM (5 years, 16 days ago)

Fill the soil around the puck


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #608926 - 02/10/12 10:52 AM (5 years, 15 days ago)

Am I gonna hurt the root while I peel the wrapper off the inflated puck


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: ToastChee]
    #608932 - 02/10/12 12:09 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

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Am I gonna hurt the root while I peel the wrapper off the inflated puck





I've gently removed the cloth in the past to assist slow root set on the slower ones before placing in soil. I haven't had any issues with this, just be careful, If the roots are showing through, then no I wouldn't.


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Miscusi]
    #608936 - 02/10/12 01:19 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

Nah the seed litteraly just hit the dirt. Hasn't even sprouted yet. Thanks a lot for the help boss


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: ToastChee]
    #608943 - 02/10/12 03:32 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

are you in a cold climate?  It's likely the moisture from the puck is evaporating from the dry air in your house.  Personally, I always sprout my seeds, any seeds, in high humidity.  Even if it means sacrificing airflow (I basically treat them like cuttings


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: kyuzo]
    #608947 - 02/10/12 03:57 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)



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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #608949 - 02/10/12 04:52 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

sterlites work as well (it's amazing how many uses you can find for those cunts)


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: kyuzo]
    #608950 - 02/10/12 04:57 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

damn, that seems like a cheap ass deal, with the heat mat


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: kyuzo]
    #608952 - 02/10/12 05:25 PM (5 years, 15 days ago)

I though it looked like a pretty good deal as well.  I know I paid a little bit more than that for mine.


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #609059 - 02/11/12 04:27 PM (5 years, 14 days ago)

That things awesome. Yeah I live in Georgia but it's winter so the humidity is way low. I transfered to a solo cup of soil and it is doing much better. There's ALOT of air going through the box that it's in. Is she going to suffer if I cant afford to get one of those soon?


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: ToastChee]
    #609062 - 02/11/12 04:34 PM (5 years, 14 days ago)

just close up the box some way until she gets rooted.  You can even use saran wrap


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Re: My seedlings are too damn thirsty [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #609274 - 02/13/12 01:19 PM (5 years, 12 days ago)

She popped right up after I transfered, thanks man


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