Basic rule number 4 – proper watering. This one is the most advanced rule. If previous rules were based only on the right choices, this one is different. The worst thing is that it doesn’t matter what I am going to tell you, all the process and decisions will be up to you. Good decisions and actions come from experience, so everybody should go through this.
I can write a separate article about watering and in the future, and I probably will, but for now, I only want to ask you to be very careful while watering and checking the humidity level. Don’t be afraid to touch the soil and feel if it is dry or wet. If it is wet – don’t water anymore and if it is dry – press down your finger into the soil and check the moisture level deeper. If it is still dry – you need to water. Later it will be enough just to look at your plants but at the beginning is it usually a bit more challenging. Don’t be afraid to do mistakes. The most important thing here is to learn from your mistakes. I will give you a briefing of my watering tips and maybe you will avoid some of the possible mistakes.
Firstly, while planting and for the first stages of microgreens growing – use a sprayer. You won’t wash off your seeds that are scattered on a medium and you won’t damage young microgreens. When your crops grow bigger you can start using a watering can. Secondly, you need to check the moisture level daily. Finally, and especially if you have problems with mold and fungus – try pouring the water in the plate under your tray. It may solve these problems. In conclusion, I want you to remember that it is really important to water your plants only when they need it. Try not to overwater them and avoid a lack of water as well.