Do I need to wet all the dirt?
July 22, 2016 10:47am CST
I am trying to grow lettuce. I am waiting on bigger pots so I just started them here. I see that after adding a little water that the dirt on the top is still dry. I was reading that I should not over water the plants. But the dirt just came out the bag bone dry. I also set it in the sunny window.. I am thinking it should be at least moist. I don't know for sure though. These are pods that I mistakenly bought. I figured I would at least try. Thanks a bunch.
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22 Jul 16
I some times put the seed first in between a folded, clean tissue paper and put it on top of the soil and put drops of water on the tissue, it would soften the pods and would germinate faster. Soil might contain insects or other micro organisms like fungus and bacteria that would attack a weak ungerminated seed. Tear out the tissue and plant in soil after it had germinated.