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Re: Seedlings in salad bar containers


We have a greenhouse (Butterfield Gardens) and have never bothered to
sterilize our "potting mixes" such as ProMix.  Actually, we use Canadian
Gold potting mix, but the same comments should apply.  I've grown hostas
from seed using a cheap 4" pot with wet potting mix, saran wrap and sticks
(to make a tent shape).  Works fine.

At 06:45 AM 11/21/1999 EST, you wrote:
>Someone told, in the last few weeks, of starting seedlings in salad bar 
>containers.  They said to put in 1" of ProMix, saturate it with water, and 
>then to microwave it on high for 4 minutes to sterilize the soil.  Are there 
>different types of these containers?
>I tried this and suffered "container meltdown" after about 1 minute.
>Bev Stegeman
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Floyd Rogers
Northern Illinois Hosta Society
Butterfield Gardens
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