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Old March 31, 2018   #2
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With two week old seedlings we are still in a delicate period. If the mix has the right proportion of peat it will absorb water by capillarity, pouring a ¼ inch of water at the bottom of the flat will send water to the roots. Then waiting till the surface of the pot is dry before resuming the operation is usually safe. Later on things will become simpler, plenty of roots will get out of the pot / flat and thrive in a nearly constant bath, the plant will be OK as long as the upper part is reasonably damp and allows air to reach the roots.
I suggest you keep your seedlings in a warm place with plenty of light to have water evaporate quickly. Some roots may die while others can recover. Keep us informed !
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