Asked on Jun 11, 2019

What can I do to prevent my seeds from rotting?



Seeds in container with plastic to help, but it has rained everyday. What can I do to help it not rot

5 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 11, 2019

    poke holes in container to let water out;get the container out of the rain;dump the excess water out of container

  • Cheryl Gillman
    on Jun 11, 2019

    To go along with the above comment if there's any mulch/first in the starter container you could replace it with new stuff.

    If you don't have any mulch or soil in the container you could put a couple of paper towels folded up underneath once the excess water is drained to help pull any excess moisture from the seeds that isn't needed

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jun 12, 2019

    Make shure you have drainage holes at the bottom and you will be fine.

  • Betsy
    on Jun 12, 2019

    Hi Ann: If you can, lay the containers on their sides so that the water will leak out. Better yet, if you can poke holes in the bottom of the container, do that. Can you move the containers to a place where it won't rain on them? If not, can you put something over them, like a plastic milk jug with the bottom cut out and the top still on? Poke a couple of holes in the sides for ventilation, though. Good luck

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Hi Ann,

    Cover the containers with clear plastic containers to make a sort of greenhouse.

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