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RE: Spore sowing medium.

  • Subject: RE: Spore sowing medium.
  • From: "fern factor ltd" <ferns@fernfactor.co.nz>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:55:58 +1200
  • Thread-index: ActAri35rJb9F3/wQG+4bqRoSimC7AAHS2uw

Hi

We use a good quality european peat mixed with perlite & pumice + fert.
Just mixed up & wetted down with clean water works well for us

Regards

Paul
fern factor ltd
New Zealand

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of John
Hawkins
Sent: Saturday, 21 August 2010 9:17 a.m.
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] Spore sowing medium.


Low humidified peat without additives, soaked, squeezed then a few minutes
in the microwave. I cover the containers while they cool also.

I've tried other mixes out of curiosity but find pure peat best. 

Cheers, John.

On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:35:03 -0700, "Darren Lloyd" <Darren@ferntastic.com>
wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> 
>  
> 
> I wonder if you could tell me please which medium you are using for
sowing
> spore pots?
> 
>  
> 
> I have had some success using "Seed Starting Jiffy-Mix", but recently
the
> supplier switched to "Black Gold Seedling Mix" instead. Both use
sphagnum
> moss as the main ingredient, but virtually all of the pots sown with
"Black
> Gold" have developed algae on top of the medium, which does not seem 
> to
be
> the case with "Jiffy-Mix".
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>  
> 
> Regards,
> 
>  
> 
> Darren Lloyd
> 
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