How much to water new seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Woodinvillw, Wa
Question by przachar
June 16, 2010

I am new at gardening. I have planted a few seeds of tomato, cucumber, chilli, coriander and some flowering ones a few days back in pots. But I am not sure how often and how much to water them. Can you please help me with this?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2010


Seeds must remain moist at all times in order to sprout. If they begin to sprout and then the soil dries out, the seeds will die. So, the idea is to keep the soil moist, but not soggy wet (or the seeds will drown). Just check them on a daily basis. As long as the soil remains moist, the seeds should sprout in 7-10 days.

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