Clear Starting Pots - Knowledgebase Question

Yakima, WA
Question by FRAMEW2X4
March 5, 2001
Is it okay to use translucent (near clear polyethylene) plastic cups for seed starting? Will the light through the cups affect the roots?

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2001


Roots shun light so wrap the cups with foil or several thicknesses of newspaper to exclude light. Be sure to punch drainage holes in the bottoms of the cups before sowing your seeds! Without adequate drainage the seeds will quickly rot.

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