Does anyone know why and where i can get information on this..
thats exacly how I do it (pour water in the tray)I always put my dirt in a container and water the medium then put a index finger hole an inch deep and put sprouted bean in. Then I water with a spray bottle or pour water in the bottom of the tray until the seedling can take a watering without any damage.
They do look pretty dry on top. Please believe, I am not knocking you for using your method at all @caregiverken. I used it once back in the day all the way through a grow and even though I achieved decent results, I feel that I could have exceeded them, had I just watered from the top. I usually mist with a spray bottle to water seedlings. Also, I believe that even though the water will wick up through the soil a little, it is not as effective as watering from the top. I only believe this because your roots do not want to travel to dry parts of the soil, which, in turn, slows down overall growth. More roots equal more foliage. When you water from top to bottom, with gravity's help, the water will disperse throughout the medium, leaving very few, if any, dry pockets. To each, his/her own. Positive vibes...thanks..I water from the bottom..so yeah the top is dry