potting mixes

C.J. Teevan gardenstreet184@yahoo.com
Sun, 27 May 2012 11:49:05 PDT
Can I learn the names of these A and B mixes?  Any theory why the results varied?

 From: Ina <klazina@orcon.net.nz>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:08 AM
Subject: [pbs] re potting mixes
A few months ago in March, I decided to try out 2 brand name potting 
mixes.  Half of a lot of seedlings were planted in mix A, the rest in 
mix B.

Soon it was obvious the ones in mix B were growing faster, developing a 
second leaf when the first lot was not doing so.  Mix B seedlings were 
sturdier too.

Today I planted them out in the garden.  And was amazed at how big the 
tiny bulbs had grown in mix B, compared with the ones in mix A.

And tonight we have a nice lot of rain to give them a good start.

I wonder why I never thought of doing that before....

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

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