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Media & Containers Used In Bedding Plants. Bedding Plant Media. Media-materials used to start and grow plants Soil Inorganic materials Commercially prepared mixes. Soil must be mixed with other materials such as peat moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

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Bedding plant media
Bedding Plant Media

  • Media-materials used to start and grow plants

    • Soil

    • Inorganic materials

    • Commercially prepared mixes


Soil must be mixed with other materials such as peat moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.


Inorganic materials
Inorganic Materials moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

  • Improve aeration and drainage

    • Sand-finely ground stone


Inorganic materials1
Inorganic Materials moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

  • Gravel is rock that is of a specific particle size range. Specifically, it is any loose rock that is larger than 2 mm.


Inorganic materials2
Inorganic Materials moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

  • Perlite is an amorphous volcanic glass that has a relatively high water content. It occurs naturally and has the unusual property of greatly expanding when heated sufficiently.


Inorganic materials3
Inorganic Materials moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

Vermiculite is a natural mineral that expands with the application of heat. Expanded Mica, also sterile.


Commercially prepared mixes
Commercially Prepared Mixes moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

  • Sterile (no insects, weeds, or diseases)

    • Jiffy-Mix: Typically comprised of peat moss and perlite or vermiculite


Commercially prepared mixes1
Commercially Prepared Mixes moss to add organic matter and improve aeration and drainage.

  • Redi-Earth: a professional growing mixture product made by Sun Gro Horticulture.

    • Typically used for plugs and seedlings.

    • Fine textured media for young plants.

    • Contains Canadian peat moss and then either perlite or vermiculite.


  • Pro-Mix: PRO-MIX 'PGX' is a peat-based growing medium for germination and growing-on seedlings with plug systems. Growth under high-density conditions requires a highly specialized medium that can provide optimum physical and chemical properties.

    • Made by Premier Horticulture

    • Made of Peat Moss, Vermiculite, and Limestone


Commercially prepared mixes2
Commercially Prepared Mixes germination and growing-on seedlings with plug systems. Growth under high-density conditions requires a highly specialized medium that can provide optimum physical and chemical properties.

  • Sunshine Mix- Mixes for nursery and greenhouse growers. Retail Peat Moss and mixes for all plants. Varieties include: all-purpose, rhodendron mix, bulbs, mixed containers, rose mix, and professional mix.


Commercially prepared mixes3
Commercially Prepared Mixes germination and growing-on seedlings with plug systems. Growth under high-density conditions requires a highly specialized medium that can provide optimum physical and chemical properties.

  • Metro Mix: Also made by Sun Gro Horticulture, however more specialized. Each bag is pH balanced based on its use. The range of application is from cell packs to large containers.



Poo pot makers
Poo Pot Makers American farmers for plant lovers everywhere. These earth-friendly “pots you plant” are made with biodegradable, 100% renewable composted cow manure.


Containers
Containers American farmers for plant lovers everywhere. These earth-friendly “pots you plant” are made with biodegradable, 100% renewable composted cow manure.

  • Peat pots can be planted directly in the soil

  • Jiffy 7 pellet can be planted directly in the soil






  • Azalea pot is ¾ as high as its top diameter or width


Transplanting instructions
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

  • Seedlings should have true leaves not just seed leaves or cotyledons before being transplanted. Waiting too long to transplant causes shock to transplanted seedlings.


Transplanting instructions1
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

  • Hold plants by their leaves. Do not hold by the stem because a badly bruised stem will cause the seedling to die.

  • The media may need to be loosened with a pot label to keep from breaking stem and roots. Do not shake medium off roots.


Transplanting instructions2
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

  • Use a dibble or other means to make a hole for the transplanting seedling.


Transplanting instructions3
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

5. Plant seedling in the media in the new container slightly deeper than it grew in the flat and gently press media around roots.

http://www.gardenguides.com/3024-bracing-up-hardening-off-transplants.html


Transplanting instructions4
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

6. Water gently to settle media around roots.


Transplanting instructions5
Transplanting Instructions together used for planting one or two seeds per cell

  • Keep moist for a few days to prevent wilting and dying.

  • Grow and harden-off before selling. If hardening off doesn’t have you will have seedlings with dampening off:


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