Seed Starting

Can you start seeds in Floral Block? The green stuff that they use in arrangements to keep the stems wet. I am having a hard time finding a medium for seed in my Aero Garden and I am too cheep to buy there stuff. I have tried regular foam (off foam paint brushes), cotton balls, another foam product that didn't hold enough water. I am trying the block but I wondered if anyone else had done this. Thanks MJ
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

not too likely, it's very dense. the roots would have a tough time getting through that.
what seeds are you looking to start?

what is wrong with a mix of peat and vermiculite?
both of these are available in mass quantities. avoid breathing the dust when mixing.
songbird
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Should have mentioned that Aero Gardens are hydroponic Here come the pot jokes
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Should have mentioned that Aero Gardens are hydroponic Here come the pot jokes
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In the past I have had seeds germinate on damp kitchen towel, in a tray covered with cling wrap. Once they have a leaf you can use that to lift and plant them. I did find that spreading them too thick the roots became entangled and made them difficult to separate.
Since then I have found it is easier to use seed raising mix and then wash it off once the plants are established.
Mike
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I used to do Aero Garden, but I've been decluttering, and getting rid of them was very helpful.
I understand your problem. The stuff to hold the seed has to hold together in the little hole and not fall into the water, yet it has to permit growth.
BUT I had great luck using Aerogardens just for their lights. Have you considered using just that part of them? They're good grow lights.
Priscilla
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Yes they are working great. I have put an Armarillis (sp) pot on the side and it is doing great. I also have a pot with dirt within range and seeds germinated overnight. Go figure
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The item on their web page looks a lot like highly compressed peat moss to me.
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