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Re: seedling mulch


Hi Marge,

What is grit (I know and loath what grits are) and what brand name do I look
for???  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] seedling mulch


> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Thanks, Dan.  I was planning on picking up some grit for planting
> with bulbs
> > for critter control.  I'll just buy it now rather than later.
> ----------
>
> FWIW, Kitty, I prefer the starter size for seedpots and the grower
> size for mixing in potting soil.  Just make sure the grit has no
> additives; I understand that some is sold with them.
>
> I always top all seedpots and flats with grit; even use it outside
> when I sow in prepared seedbeds; love grit:-)  If you have very fine
> seed or seed that requires light to germinate, you can just sprinkle
> it on top of the grit and water - the water washes it into the grit
> just enough - seed loves rock bits....
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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