I Planted Some Seeds Indoors Using Seed Starter Soil. Why Does The Water Repel? Is There A Trick To Watering So The Seeds Don’t
The starter soil seems like it repels the water. Is there a trick to watering starter seeds in this soil? Thank you!
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This happens with Peat based mixes, once it dries out fully. It is very difficult to wet, once it has dried. Adding a drop of dish soap to a gallon of water can help, as can coconut oil, or wetting agents.
Alternatively, using coco coir based seedling mixes instead of Peat will be a good work-around. It is, naturally, full of wetting agents, and holds water far better.
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