1) Remove the entire Seed Quilt and place it on a dry plate or even a colander.
2) Clean the tray - Use soap & rinse very well.
3) Look at your quilt - If the seed sections look well-drained, you're probably ready to move onto the next step! If not, let the quilt sit in the container and drain a bit more. You can also get a fan to help dry the top out.
4) After your top/seeds look pretty well-drained, place the entire quilt back into the clean and dry tray.
5) Gently pour filtered water into the sides of the tray (avoid pouring water directly onto the quilt itself)!! Carefully pour just enough water into the tray so that it reaches the middle of the dark brown coconut mat or below. Make sure to align your top of the quilt (seeds) with the bottom (coconut mat) of the quilt! If you see any edges or corners of the quilt curling or dipping down, gently pull them back up to ensure no over-watering issues.
6) Good airflow! An over-watered quilt needs airflow over the top of the quilt to reduce the standing water in the pockets under the paper.
Reminder! The "Fill Line" is only for the initial soak. You should ignore the Fill Line beyond the first soak. If any seeds are soaking in water , they will drown and eventually die.