Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 08:39:08 -0500 From: "Kenneth Quinn" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg1241$foo@default> Subject: moss and seeds
> >2.Plant on "No Damp Off" by mosser lee or similar. This is DEAD
> >milled sphagnum moss, great stuff for germination and early growth.
> >Live sphagnum will probably outgrow seedlings in no time.
> Live, healthy sphagnum moss has antiseptic properties and something else
> that helps prevent molds from forming. I find it an excellent medium for
> starting seeds and, because sphagnum is so light, the seedlings may be
I am a novice with CPs but not with bromeliads, and wrote a series of
articles on using different media for bromeliad seed germination. I did
not have access to live sphagnum, but tried a product I have seen only on
the west coast - Green Moss, harvested from the Pacific Northwest. It
almost always starts growing again after being kept moist. This stuff was
the best planting medium I found, very few problems with fungus.
BTW, I have never seen *visible* fungus overwhelm a seedling, but of course
have probably lost a lot to the more subtle sorts.
On that subject, just where *can* I buy some live sphagnum?
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