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Re: Re: CULT: doings in the garden

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: doings in the garden
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 23:22:22 -0500

Linda  --  The seeds are planted in 1-gallon growers' pots in October and
placed in the winter frame with an inch of pine straw on top of them.  I
make sure they are kept moist during the winter, watering if there's no
precipitation for a week.  They begin sprouting in March and I keep them
moist on a weekly basis.  Every 2 weeks, I water them with MiracleGro.
That's it.  The only problem I have to guard against is slugs.  Once the
sprouts are about an inch tall, I begin sprinkling the pots with epsom salts
and repeat that after every rain or watering.  That keeps the slugs out.

Speaking of a lotta work, how about your hot tub for seedlings?!  Wow!

--  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris photos" <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 7:13 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: doings in the garden

> Lotta work, Griff!  How in the world do you get your seedlings so huge
> by May?
> I'm currently experimenting with a 45 gallon plastic storage tub
> (retired from being a garbage can), trying to ferment some horse manure
> and alfalfa pellets to make a heated bed to move some pots of seedlings
> out doors.  Insulated with hay bales.  Easier than digging a huge hole
> in this rockpile.
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
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> photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
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