Re: Seed germination on pure vermiculite

From: Dave Evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Date: Tue Mar 16 1999 - 14:04:00 PST

Date:    Tue, 16 Mar 99 17:04 EST
From: Dave Evans                           <T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg826$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Seed germination on pure vermiculite

Dear Jens,

> Does anybody have any positive or negative experience sowing seeds on
> pure vermiculite ? I guess it could help reduce algae and fungus
> growth, etc.. Does vermiculite contain salts ?

   Vermiculite does/can contain lots of salts and various metal
ions. I would suggest you soak the vermiculite for couple hours in
pure water before you use it in your soil for CP.

Dave Evans

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