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MistyPetals
North Augusta, SC

April 12, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #4795727

However, I do have a question. Should bone meal be added to the homemade starting mix? I remember reading that somewhere. Is it needed?

art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4803403

Hi Misty,
I have to claim ignorance on the matter--I've never used it, but that doesn't mean it isn't really beneficial. I have heard of lots of people using bone meal when they transplant, could also help with seed starting. Maybe someone else will pipe in that knows. Sorry I'm no help! Susanne
MistyPetals
North Augusta, SC

April 15, 2008
3:52 AM

Post #4810739

Yes, I'ver been hearing all kinds of things, there's the school of Epsom salt and the school of 10-10-10 and the school of bone meal and its a little confusing to know which to use when starting seed.
Nevertheless, I did enjoy your article.

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