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Re: Re: CULT: Soil mix for seeds

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Soil mix for seeds
  • From: storylade@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 09:44:34 EDT

In a message dated 9/16/01 5:38:05 AM Central Daylight Time, 
neilm@charter.net writes:

<< Sounds like a solution to a problem I've had with seeds floating up 
 out of their bed following a heavy downpour. >>

Neil, another thing that helps with this is to water the pots (plus soil) 
well and let the soil compact some BEFORE planting the seed.  It helps a lot. 
 I use BACTO, another premix which is available at the local nursery.  Pots 
that work well, for me, are mum pots.  I believe they are 8 inch, anyway the 
size that was traditionally used for potted mums.  I buy them used at the 
local nursery.

On another thread . . . on occasions that I have been unable to plant 
seedlings the year they sprouted . . . I have left them setting in the pots 
over winter, often in a more protected spot, without much damage.  A few 
weaker ones will perish, but that is considered a good thing.  It might not 
work in harsher climates.  You might try burying the pots and mounding with 
leaves etc.  

Still another . . . I don't go through the holding tank, refreigerator, 
freezer routine.  My memory is too poor.  But, once the seed are in the pots, 
I water them well, and try to water again every day for a week or so.  OR 
until I forget!

Betty in BG KY where yet another Immortality child, maybe that should be 
grandchild, is putting up a stalk.  (No previous rebloom) Always good to see. 

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