Linda: so glad I happened to see this just now! I'm starting seeds indoors which, believe it or not, I've never really done before. I have them in the organic little pots. I'm doing Scabiosa Black Knight and the White, and sunflowers. I know, Sunflowers, you ask. Well, the chipmunks and rabbits have a field day when I start them outside, so I thought I would try this! And the Scabiosa: well, you cannot buy plants anywhere for love or money, so must do from seed! They have been in the pots, under a grow light for about 5 days, and yes, they dry out terribly. Can I pour water in the bottom of my large black plastic pan to hydrate them? I do spritz and water, but wow, they are dry all the time it seems. Should I put plastic over the pots i.e. greenhouse effect? Thanks for the advice and help. I AM a gardener, just not a seed starter!!!
Hi Linda: Well, I had to write you! I put heat under the seed tray, covered it with plastic wrap and voila!!! Greens appeared! The sunflowers are already 4" high; only the white Scabiosa haven't emerged except one. The Black Knight are doing well. Wow, I can't believe it did it!! Now, to get them to grow outside eventually…… thanks for your help and advice!
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