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Seed Germination: Sowing in Spaghnum moss

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Burwash Weald
United Kingdom
(Zone 9b)

February 27, 2007
2:25 PM

Post #3229985

Looking at some germination information (sorry, I'm away from my notebook, and can't for the life of me remember which plant this was suggested for - but everything I am sowing right now is woodland), I came across instructions that the seeds should be sown in spaghnum moss, but no details of how to do this. I am assuming that this is baggie treatment, moist and sealed.

Has anyone else tried this? Any suggestions?

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(Zone 4a)

March 7, 2007
9:59 AM

Post #3256581


You can sow any seeds in spaghnum moss. It is sterile.

Put some moss in a bag, add water and let it set overnight.
Squeeze out excess water and sprinkle the moss over the
pot. Sow the seeds. Some seeds require a cover of moss,
some do not.
Burwash Weald
United Kingdom
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
3:48 PM

Post #3260894

Thank you taramark -

from what I gather you are saying is that the moss is used as a covering, much like vermiculate or sand? I had pictured using the moss in a bag sprinkling seeds into it, but couldn't figure how I was going to find the seedlings then. Puzzle solved.


(Zone 4a)

March 9, 2007
3:55 AM

Post #3263206

Yes, Laurie, for use in container planting.

If you wish to use the 'baggie' method, soak a small amount to put in the baggie with the
seeds. It does not require more than perhaps a teaspoon of moistened spaghum moss.


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