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jourelemode started grow question 3 years ago
today I checked the soil on her, the top layer has that dry color, but underneath it has a darker color, but it doesn't feel wet. Honestly, it feels the same as when I was only giving 2-3 oz as opposed to the 2 cups yesterday. Is the soil considered moist still? vid above.
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The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
The general rule of thumb for when your watering is to stick your giner in the soil all the way to your first knuckle if it is dry you could water . If the soil is is a diffrerent colour then the top then it still has moisture it in . The idea is to have your plants go through a wet and dry phase so your roots can expand. You idealy wanna be watering ever 2-3 days . If you over water you will see signs like droopy leaves and eventually yellowing of the leaves as well if you continue to over water . If you think that over watering is an issue you are have you can have a fan circulate air under and around the pots in or to help the moisture dry up quickly . I hope this serves you well . -Happy Growing!
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi, slow down your watering, the plant cant drink so much, a seedling in that stage need 10-30 cl ( 10-30 ml ) in 24 hours. Overwatering brings you a lot of issues and pests. Let her dry for a week minimum and then go on watering ( if she lost the weigh of the water)I give 2 cups of water to a grown up plant 6-7 weeks old . Try to keep an wet/dry circle . Between the waterings the layer of the soil should be knuckedeep (2cm) dry... Underwatering a plant can handle very good, overwatering is a common mistake that brings you a lot of trouble.
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Growers usually start in solo cups and then pot up as needed, because it makes watering easier; it's really easy to overwater when using big pots from the beginning if you don't know how much water is actually needed. For a seedling, a cup of water (200 cc or 7 oz), should last 5 or 6 days, depending on your environment (temperature and humidity); so you see 2 cups is already too much for a recently sprouted seedling, wait 10 days before watering again, the idea is to force the seedling to develop a strong root zone while hunting for water. Next time you use 1 cup of water again and when you notice that the pot dries faster, lets say 2 or 3 days, then you double the amount to 2 cups, let the soil dry again and use the same amount, when again it takes 2 to 3 days to become dry, you again double the amount. The soil should not stay wet more than 4 to 7 days.