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Re: Hum.......

It's things like that that make me take the more cautious route.  I know
several people who start at least portions of their flower gardens from
seed - just scatter it.  I just don't trust it to happen for me.  I prefer
to start indoors.  If I put seedlings out to harden off, they're on tables,
benches, rocks - not on soil - slugs still may find them but not as easily.
I prefer to pot up the seedlings and grow on a bit bigger before going into
the ground.  Extra work, but I don't do all that many.  The exception was
this yr I started about 80 hostas in an APS unit and moved them directly to
the new lasagna base bed that has a deep layer of new soil.  So far so good
and no slugs yet.


> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/22/2003 6:01:50 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hum.......
> In a message dated 06/22/2003 11:00:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> > I attempted to start many seeds in the dirt this year... someone must
> > have ate most of them- birds I would think. Got tons of spaces that
> > nothing came up:(
> > 
> Slugs do that.
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