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Re: seedling mulch


You're welcome, Rich.

Incidentally, I like grits, especially topped with soft poached eggs and laced with Tabasco [especially Tabasco's recently introduced chipotle sauce, but regular will do]. Gets me charged up Saturday mornings.

On Thursday, August 5, 2004, at 07:26 PM, Richard T. Apking wrote:

Thanks Jim, Kitty's reply showed up after I'd asked Marge, I'll try the
feed store. Still hate grits though!
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
mtalt@hort.net
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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
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