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  Helping beginners
From: Ellen Hornig <hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 1997.01.15 at 12:57:54(141)
It occurs to me that one thing that proves daunting to beginners
(of which I was one - yes! - not that long ago) is that they lack the
physical set-up which the rest of us develop over the years. For
example, when I'm saying that seed-sowing is easy, I'm saying this
from the perspective of someone who has, in her basement, right there
where she can wander down after dinner and play:

1 3-bay stainless-steel sink w/spray attachment and portable shelves
to set over the bays and use as work areas (plastic, drain-thru shelves)

A whole lot of fluorescent lights, mounted on wooden frames for easy
raising/lowering (and a bunch of old tables under them, including
one defunct pingpong table)

Work tables beside the sink

Several large plastic bins which hold germination mix, potting mix,
and pure grit

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From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.01.16 at 08:54:08(145)
Ellen,

Great advice for beginners. You described perfectly the basement of the
house where I grew up. It also had shade hangers and cloth for forcing
Pointsettias at Christmas.

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From: Hermine Stover <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 1997.01.16 at 09:18:22(150)
At 02:57 PM 1/15/97 -0600, Ellen Hornig wrote:
>
>A little stainless steel gizmo for pricking out seedlings (forget the
>name, but it's great - could look it up)
>

The thing for picking out seedlings is called a "dibbler" or dibber in
Great Britain. we call it the seedling-thing.
Hermine

From: Ellen Hornig <hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 1997.01.17 at 11:10:14(151)
On Thu, 16 Jan 1997 grsjr@juno.com wrote:

> Ellen,
>
> Great advice for beginners. You described perfectly the basement of the
> house where I grew up. It also had shade hangers and cloth for forcing
> Pointsettias at Christmas.

Gee....if I'd grown up with this, I would never, never have strayed
into economics - it would have been plants from day one! The moment
I walk down those basement stairs, I feel like a queen in her palace...

Ellen

From: Ellen Hornig <hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 1997.01.17 at 11:14:23(152)
On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Hermine Stover wrote:

> At 02:57 PM 1/15/97 -0600, Ellen Hornig wrote:
> >
> >A little stainless steel gizmo for pricking out seedlings (forget the

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From: "William A. Plummer" <remmulp at servtech.com> on 1997.01.17 at 11:58:29(160)

Chemists would call it a spatula

From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1997.01.18 at 13:27:28(172)
>On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Hermine Stover wrote:
>
>> At 02:57 PM 1/15/97 -0600, Ellen Hornig wrote:
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From: "Carlo A. Balistrieri" <cabalist at facstaff.wisc.edu> on 1997.01.18 at 13:30:16(173)
>>A little stainless steel gizmo for pricking out seedlings (forget the
>>name, but it's great - could look it up)
>>
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From: Hermine Stover <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 1997.01.19 at 10:22:04(175)
At 03:27 PM 1/18/97 -0600, Rand Nicholson wrote:
>>On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Hermine Stover wrote:
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