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Re: HYB: seed--more

--- In iris-talk@egroups.com, Linda Mann <lmann@i...> wrote:
> Paul Black in Oregon mentioned mulching seeds and Betty in Kentucky
> added:
> <I forgot to mention the mulch! I always mulch the pots with a thick
> layer, up to 6 inches,..>
> Goodness - I don't remember ever hearing anything about mulching 
> sown seeds before.  Does everybody but me do this?  Paul,  I assume 
> of your experience with this was in ..( uh oh here I go being
> geographically and memory challenged again..) either Texas or 
> Do you both remove the mulch as the seeds germinate or just let it 
> in place?  Interesting that you mulch the germinating seeds but not 
> plants!
> Thanks for the tip - too stinkin' cold out to add mulch now, but 
> before spring gets here <g>
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8

Dear Geographically challenged :-}.  Oklahoma is where most of my 
experience comes from.  Yes, the mulch comes off as the seeds begin to 
germinate.  I would leave a shallow layer in place to keep the 
lighlter soilless mix from floating.

Paul Black
Zone 8  Salem, Oregon

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