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    Re: Starting plants

    Go to Lowe's and look for one of these complete with peat expandable pellets...they are a minature greenhouse...follow the instructions and you will do fine. Do not set them in direct sunlight as you will cook anything in them.
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    Re: Starting plants

    Just wondering if you could use cut-up cotton balls instead of rock wool or peat?

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    Re: Starting plants

    Over time, cotton will rot and mold...
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    Lowes is my favorite place to shop. They know me when they see me walk up to the cash register. A trip to Lowes is my job for today.
    At what point did our government cease to be of the people, by the people, and for the people?

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    Re: Starting plants

    I saw a post on a forum (I will try to find a link) where the guy packed wet coco from the hydroponics store into an ice tray that had some holes in the bottom to let the water out. He poke a little hole in the middle with a screwdriver to give it some space for the seed. He then popped it, put the seed in, and went from there. It's a good alternative to constantly using rockwool. The coco should come off nicely once the seedling gets a few leaves. Then you can plant the plant bare, and not get stuff in your system.

    Just a thought!

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    Re: Starting plants

    JCO, times are getting sad. Went into my local Lowes store and looked around and could not find any rock wool. So I went to a clerk in the deptment and asked. "What's that" is the response that I got. She found the other person in the deptment and asked her and she had no clue either. Home I went and on to Amazon I went and made my order. Good thing I'm a prime member and get cheap, fast delivery.
    At what point did our government cease to be of the people, by the people, and for the people?

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    Sad times, but good thing we have the internet! The world is that much smaller.

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    Seems like I rely on the internet more and more these days.
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