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Re: Whoops!/Speaking of seeds....

How many seeds, I mean seedlings? I'd just use cell packs if you've got
them. They work well for seedlings.  

And Bonnie, I agree with Kitty. The light source isn't as important as the
soil and in my opinion, temperature. I've always had MUCH better luck using
a heat mat or heating cables. I bought the two flat mat from Park seed this
year for $35.00. I cover my flats with saran wrap until germination to keep
in the moisture and then take it off. The cables you can get from Charley's
Greenhouse and Garden for about $17.00 but they are kind of a pain,
although they do work. However, with your foot the mat might be a better
idea. Sorry to hear about that! That really stinks. Hope it heals fast.


Andrea H
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

> [Original Message]
> From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/3/2005 4:39:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Whoops!/Speaking of seeds....
> At my state MG conference, I took a native plant propagation workshop, 
> picking up some Silene regia seeds. They require cold stratification, 
> so they went into the refrigerator in moist peat moss. Checked today 
> and the @#&%*## things have germinated! (In my naivety, I thought that 
> they wouldn't germinate until they had been exposed to warmth, post 
> cold.) So now I guess, I have to transplant these mini seedlings (roots 
> + tiny seed leaves) into some kind of potting medium and containers. 
> Any ideas???
> Cathy
> On Thursday, February 3, 2005, at 02:39 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> > Good morning, Pam!  I hope your day has gone well for you.
> >
> > As for me, I've done it again!  I tripped this morning and broke my 
> > left
> > foot...again.  (At least it was a different bone in the foot this 
> > time.)
> > Anyway, I'm a little goofy from the drugs and took the rest of the day
> > "off."  And I'm a bit drowsy, so I'll be brief.
> >
> > When you start your seeds, how far from the light source do you have 
> > your
> > seed tray?  I'm thinking of getting Park Seeds new seed tray with 
> > sponges to
> > start some seeds this year.  The domes even have vents to prevent too 
> > much
> > moisture buildup and "dampening off."  My biggest challenge will be a 
> > light
> > source, I fear.
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie
> >
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