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Re: We're waiting...

The only trouble I had yesterday with the potting mix was the frozen chunks.
The pile was outside and we worked outside, too.  This is a bulkier mix for
woody plants, not the fine milled stuff you'd use for filling trays.  But
you are right.  Those light materials like milled sphagnum, vermiculite, &
perlite can be tough on the nose and lungs.  The only problem in that area
for me so far is the other woman they hired with me.  She breaks frequently
for cigarettes and doesn't always move away from the work area to smoke.
Sort of ruins the fresh air for me.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:14 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] We're waiting...

> Kitty, I realize you are working outside so this may not apply.... but
> found wearing some type of breathing mask helps in the greenhouse when
> we are plants thousands of plugs and seeds. That darn potting soil will
> make your sinuses go nuts while filling up a zillion trays! (well mine
> anyways)
> Donna
> >
> > That sounds like it work a treat, Kitty; think you'd find it very
> > useful and it would keep you relatively clean for whipping out on
> > errands.  Of course, if it were me, I'd still have potting soil
> > everywhere BUT where the apron was:-)
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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