Starting seeds from seed germination box (mini-greenhouse)

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  1. Joey D

    Joey D Active Member

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    Hello,

    I've started using a seed germination box to start seeds, with some degree of success. I've gotten some seeds to germinate that I've never had any success with before (Passiflora caerulea seeds), but I seem to have trouble keeping seedlings alive long enough to become established. Either seedlings will germinate, and then die in the germination box (presumably too much moisture?) or I will transplant them into a pot and they will shrivel their first day outside the box (presumably too little moisture?).

    Does anyone have any tips for how to successfully use this technique for starting seeds? Some seeds seem to be fine throughout the whole process, while others don't do so well. Any tips are greatly appreciated!

    Happy growing,
    Joey
     
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    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Once germinated, gradually expose the seedlings to the open air, and within the next day or two, do not cover them, and they should harden, unless the humidity is bone dry...if they are soaking wet in the soil, they will perish.
     
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    Thanks, I will give that a try with the next seedlings to pop up!
     

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