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Re: seedling mulch

Not Marge, but taking a clue from Kitty, you might ask at your local feed store.

On Thursday, August 5, 2004, at 07:10 PM, Richard T. Apking wrote:

Hi Marge,

What is grit (I know and loath what grits are) and what brand name do I look
for??? Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] seedling mulch

From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
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.

FWIW, Kitty, I prefer the starter size for seedpots and the grower
size for mixing in potting soil.  Just make sure the grit has no
additives; I understand that some is sold with them.

I always top all seedpots and flats with grit; even use it outside
when I sow in prepared seedbeds; love grit:-)  If you have very fine
seed or seed that requires light to germinate, you can just sprinkle
it on top of the grit and water - the water washes it into the grit
just enough - seed loves rock bits....

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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