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How to Water Seedlings (Mittleider Gardening)

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

When it comes to gardening, one of the most important tasks is watering your plants. This is especially true for seedlings, which are fragile and require gentle care. While there are many ways to water your plants, using a watering can is one of the best methods for watering seedlings.

This is an easy little gardening trick that makes it so much faster to water seedlings. This comes from the Mittleider Gardening Coursebook. We also have a post on how to make the constant feed fertilizer that is used in this method of gardening.

Water seedlings with the Mittleider Watering Can.



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Hammer nails into your can to create a watering can to water seedlings.

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Create a Watering Can to Water Seedlings

This is truly an easy project. All you need to do is hammer 12 holes into the bottom of the can using the nail and hammer. Instant watering can!

One of the main benefits of using a watering can is that it allows for precise watering. Seedlings require a specific amount of water to grow properly, and using a watering can allows you to control the amount of water they receive. This is important because overwatering can cause the soil to become waterlogged, which can lead to root rot and other problems.

In addition, seedlings are delicate, and they require gentle care. Watering them with a hose or watering wand can be too harsh, especially if the water pressure is high. Using a watering can allows you to water your seedlings gently, reducing the risk of damaging them.

Using a watering can is also easy to control. This is important because seedlings need consistent moisture to grow properly. If you water them too much or too little, it can cause stress and hinder their growth. By using a watering can, you can easily control the amount of water your seedlings receive, ensuring that they get the right amount of moisture.


This works so great for watering seedlings because it makes the deluge a little more manageable for the small seedlings but is fast and allows the fertilizer sediment in the constant feed to be applied as well.

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