Watering seedlings. Methods, times of day, how much water & time between watering

I explain the options, frequency of watering and using a water-can rose. Check your trays daily, lift to assess need of water, adapt watering to seedling size and the weather forecast. The bush tomato variety is Maskotka, I called it wrong. Water – I use rainwater if my butts have filled, otherwise tap water. We have some chlorine, no fluoride or aluminium.

6 thoughts on “Watering seedlings. Methods, times of day, how much water & time between watering

  1. Hi Charles, Nice to catch up with you again (albeit remotely) after many years!
    I have been getting into No Dig with your help over the last 12 months and enjoying it very much. My query is how much damage does the chlorine and fluoride in tap water do to the soil biology? Can you advise please?
    Keep up the good work. Best wishes
    Gordon Snook
    (Ex H/grove)

    1. Hello Gordon, how nice to hear from you, and I hope you are still doing great woodwork!

      I don’t really know the answer to that, but all I can say is that in my polytunnel, where over eight years we have applied a lot of mains water (with Cl not F), I’ve noticed no ill effects. It’s a bit like the power of soil biology, probably mycelia in particular when they are undisturbed by cultivation, can achieve a lot of things we don’t know about.

  2. Hi Charles – can you recommend a watering can brand please? I have had a number over the years but the sprinkler head is either too harsh for seedlings, or it constantly falls off and gets lost! Thank you.

  3. So very useful. I’m amazed that the bench was still dry after that drenching. Particularly useful is the tip about the position of the watering can rose.

  4. Thank you so much for the video!
    I like seeing what you are talking about when you ention water stress on leaves. It makes such a difference!
    Truly a picture is worth 1.000 words.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *