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Starting Seeds with the Bio Dome inserts only

Posted by dcrosby 5MA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 12, 11 at 16:57

Dear Garden Folk

I've been starting seeds forever and i have decided to pretty much decided that those days are over. I�ve tried many different methods and it seems that my attempts have been fairly unfruitful. (except my Dahlia...they were exquisite)I have (almost) given up. Not enough light too much light to crowded this that and the others�it just doesn�t work for me.
Anyway, are you familiar with Parks Bio Dome seed starting system? It comes with Styrofoam Insert sheet with 40 4' plugs made of yummy things that feed the seedlings. It also has a humidity tray etc. Well�.. Rather than going through the humidity and the thinning out etc etc�I�ve decided to go maverick. I plan on taking my tray, put my seed in the plugs, after all danger has frost as and let them do their thing
What do�yathink?

Here is a link that might be useful: Bio Dome


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RE: Starting Seeds with the Bio Dome inserts only

I had great luck germinating seeds in the plugs (I didn't buy the dome, just the inserts) but the plants pretty much died in an aeroponics system.

OTOH, I have had fantastic success with Horticubes. Oner place that sells them is http://homeharvest.com/seedstartingrootingmedium.htm though I bought 162 cell as well as 102 cell trays. If you have your own nursery tray, http://www.insidesun.com/104fb6f35079bf88aed2ed644df1ef6b.item has them at a lower price.

I sowed a tray of the 102 ones a week ago. Only six seeds have not germinated yet. The key is to keep them wet - you cannot overwater them. I line my nursery trays with plastic, then add a couple of quarts of water every other day or sooner.

If you visit this thread you can see how my plants look after 2.5 weeks.

Mike


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