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Re: HYB: Seeds washing away

Kelly just cover them up with a little more soil and water. Some soils will
do this.  I tried sand in the fall and did not like it and coffee filters
this year and they kept blowing away when they dried out.

The first of my seeds sprouted Monday. Count is over 40 now. I planted over

Mike Greenfield
Zone 5b
SW Ohio
Region 6
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kelly D. Norris" <kellydn@frontiernet.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 9:36 PM
Subject: [iris] HYB: Seeds washing away

> Hi all,
> While browsing around my pots tonight I noticed an amazing number of
> ones that had the top layer of soil washed away with the seeds exposed
> in the formation I had planted them.  I really hadn't noticed this
> before and it only occurs in certain pots.  The soil mix looks much
> different than that of the others but I haven't confirmed that through
> my notes.  I think someone brought this issue to my attention last fall
> but had never had that happen before.  Any thoughts or comments?
> Botanically,
> Kelly D. Norris
> Master Gardener/Freelance Writer
> Bedford, Iowa USA
> Zone 4b/5a
> Farm Manager, Rainbow Iris Farm
> www.rainbowfarms.net
> Newsletter Editor, Iowa Bluebird Conservationists
> The love of knowledge is a sort of madness.
> C. S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
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