[gardeners] peat moss

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 21:04:40 PDT

Dear Allen,

  Thanks for your suggestion and help.  Now, let's see if I understand 
it correctly:  dig hole, fill empty hole with water and let it seep 
in, then fill it with dry peat/soil and the plant, and water again.  
Is that right?  I'm very new to gardening....in fact, these are my 
first attempts.  So, I have to be very basic about my directions.  
Thanks alot for your reply.

  My grass seed trial is a bust....  I want a small oval of grass out 
in the backyard, and spread seed 3 and a half weeks ago.  Today I 
raked up the light covering of hay -- and practically no germination. 
 Maybe just l0%.  Sigh.  I do have alot of violets blooming back there 
and I just read in a gardening book that that indicates the soil is 
too acidic for grass.  Can I spread lime now or is it too late for any 
hope this year?

  I'm awaiting the arrival of my big project plants:  blueberry 
bushes, rosa rugosas, blackberries, and raspberries bushes.  Hope they 
come this week -- the weather forecast is just perfect for hard labor 
outdoors:  cloudy and cool, in the low 60's.

  zone 7b
  Bethesda, MD

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