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RE: Jim's new picture links

Many plants need bacteria of some sort to grow... like a host item. Why
would you want it sterile?


> Not sure sterile is a requirement unless you are trying tissue
> Maybe not even then. Most plants have been around a lot longer than
> people have--and have been subjected to all sorts of pathogens, most
> which they have adopted mechanisms to deal with.
> It's also not likely that cuttings would introduce soil-borne pests
> [nematodes, for instance] into the medium.
> The real danger in my boxes, I think, are fungi--damp off and that
> which is why I use RooTone.
> On Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at 01:10 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > Auralie, that's a good idea, though I could never do it in the
> > Perhaps on the lightstand, which I usually cover up for the summer.
> > guess
> > what amazed me most about your and Jim's methods was that the medium
> > isn't
> > fresh for each use, nothing really sterile.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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