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The plastic bag technique for raising seedlings is a simple and effective technique suitable for lazy gardening (aka efficient gardening). It reduces your work of watering, and increases the servival rate of the seedlings
- Plant your seeds in the pot or seed tray.
- Water and place it in a plastic bag (or at least cover the mouth of the pot). A colored plastic bag is acceptable, but should will allow some light through.
- Ensure there is a gap to allow air to circulate - or a number of holes in the plastic.
- If the weather is cold (e.g. planting early to get a jump start on the season) place in a sunny and/or mild/warm position.
- If the weather is hot, the bag will reduce loss of moisture. Keep out of the sun to avoid cooking the seeds/seedlings.
By doing this directly in the pot where the plant is to grow, you can avoid transplanting seedlings - which makes the process simpler, easier and more reliable.
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