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Old 05-08-2013, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by GrassGuerilla View Post
A little dark compost does seem to work better for cold germination. No links, just anecdotal experience. Happened by accident. Noticed where the mulch was inadvertently dropped was the first spots to germinate. Meanwhile shady areas with light colored straw were the slowest. I don't need any pointed headed, air conditioned, manual writing desk jockey (or university of where ever) to explain why convention states that straw must be used. Dark compost attracts and holds heat. If somebody wants straw, straw they will get. Sprinkle a little compost for results you'll see for yourself. (Or go read what some egg head with a lot of letters after his name says).
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So what your saying is that a little common sense experience along with the ability to analyse what you observe in the real world around you is of greater value than the the writings by pointed headed desk jockeys???

I love it...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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