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Re: [nafex] Quince Report

Sounds like you are doing fine, Tom.  As to fertilizer, you could always use
manure tea - just add water to a bucket of manure so the material is covered
at least three or more inches (above the top of the manure).  Let it steep
overnight.  If you think the resulting liquid is strong, dilute it at least
50-50 with water.  
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>From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio@sentex.net>
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Quince Report
>Date: Thu, Apr 19, 2001, 6:16 AM

>Hi All,
>This report is for Lon, but thought I would share it.
>Of the 36 nonastrigent quince seeds;
>   *    24 have sprouted and now have true leaves
>   *    10 have sprouted and have seed leaves
>   *     2 are still in the fridge, refusing to
>         break dormancy
>I kept the seeds in the fridge with a small amount of vermiculite, and had
>rinsed the seeds with Wilson, Fruit Tree Spray (really just needed the
>Furbam, 2ml to a cup of water).  The seeds were kept in a glass jar,
>barely damp.  After 60 days, the first 24 broke dormancy and 10 days after
>that the remaining 10 broke.  I hold little hope for the last 2 as they
>appear inferior to the other seeds.
>All seeds were treated with 1/8th teaspoon of myco fungi when I put them
>into soil.  So far all the seedlings look great.
>Did you (Lon) mention how to feed these seedlings?  The myco fungi do not
>like man made fertilizer, and I cannot get organic plant food locally
>(unless I drive into Kitchener).  All I have access to is manure, and bone
>meal, but I am unsure how to use these on bottom watered seedlings in the
>basement, under lights.  Usually I use man made fertilizer)
>Believe it or not, I live in an agricultural area (commercial) and
>organics are considered a "quaint notion", but I have access to pig and
>cow manure, but unsure how to use it inside the house.  When bringing
>manure into indoor conditions should it be sterilized on the BBQ?  How?
>What is the best mix for manure tea used in watering seedlings indoors?
>Thomas Olenio
>Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
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