If I plant seeds next spring in a styrofoam egg carton, should I
punch a small hole at the bottom of each for a water drain or not?
Seems I would want to so they don't hold too much water and rot, but
having never planted seeds early nor used a hot frame, I'm unsure.
Depends on the kind of seed -- ones that need to stay moist
should have intact cups and less frequent watering -- but, in
general, yes. However, may I earnestly encourage you to actually
invest in some biodegradable starter pots rather than egg
cartons; the cartons don't hold enough volume for successful root
John DeBoo wrote:
Without drainage, you may have problems. I'd punch holes.
I've had a lot of luck with a series of seed-starting
'mini-greenhouses' from Gardener's Supply Co. :
Click on 'seedstarting' in the left-hand column, then take a look at
their APS products. They're 3X as expensive as they were when I bought
them, but the pages *do* have a good diagram of how they work, which
you might be able to apply to other arrangements. You may also be able
to find something similar elsewere for cheaper. The advantages of the
setup were that the matting wicked up enough water to keep things
moist, but not wet, and the seedlings were fairly easy to remove and
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