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Re: seedling mulch


Thanks, Dan.  I was planning on picking up some grit for planting with bulbs
for critter control.  I'll just buy it now rather than later.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] seedling mulch


> Kitty,
>
> I mulch slow to root cuttings and plants that need to sit long in small
pots
> with sand or granite grit to prevent the crust formation.
>
> Dan
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 8:31 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] seedling mulch
>
>
> > Last spring I started some Liriope seeds and later moved them up to a 25
> > cell pack of 2 inch cells.  They're doing just fine in full sun, watered
> as
> > needed.  But tonight I checked, and at a glance, the surface was very
> dark,
> > as if it had ample moisture.  This didn't seem right as it's been quite
> hot.
> > Each cell has developed a  dark 1/8 to 1/4 inch crust.  I forked up each
> > cell and watered.  So tell me, should I be mulching the top of this flat
> of
> > cells?  If so, with what?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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