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Starting Leaves with Wick Watering

The next time you have leaves to put down you might want to consider this method of wick watering.

I use a 4 inch piece of wool through a hole in a solo cup as a wick. A cheap dollar store soldering iron will speed up the job of making holes on the cup. 

I use a  large tray with a plastic grid from a flourescent light fixture that is supported by solo cups placed underneath. This is covered by a long rectangular piece of gray felt that serves as a wick to soak up the fertilized water from below.

Place the solo cups with starter leaves on the felt and press down on the woolen wick to ensure good contact.

A plastic dome will help maintain the desired humidity around the starter leaves. Use the soldering iron to make holes on the dome that will prevent it from misting on the inside.