Daylilies forum: recycle perlite?

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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 24, 2015 9:22 AM CST
hi all!

I bought seeds on the Lily Auction, put a couple of dozen in zippy bags with water+ hydrogen peroxide and perlite.
Most of them have sprouted (yeay! Thumbs up ) and I have planted those in a seed tray.

So, I'm well on my way to get the most beautiful seedlings in the world! Hurray!

My question is:
can I use the perlite and zippy bags again for other seeds, or should I throw them away?


Thank You!
Mayo
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Name: Ken
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bramedog
Jul 24, 2015 9:37 AM CST
I would throw them out and use fresh. I wouldn't take any chances of transferring any diseases that may have started in the used medium or bags.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 24, 2015 11:20 AM CST
I agree. That's an investment purchase you've made from the Lily Auction. I wouldn't take the chance either.
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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Jul 24, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Since we are on the subject of perlite....is it a good thing to add it the potting soil when planting your daylilies. Not to hijack the thread.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 24, 2015 12:01 PM CST
It helps to keep the potting mix from compacting. I would think so.
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 24, 2015 1:04 PM CST
Yes, I did mix in quite a lot of perlite! Thumbs up

It is hard to buy perlite over here, most have never heard of it.
I had to order it online and it wasn't cheap..
That's why I asked about recycling it Whistling

But you're right: better start with fresh bags and perlite to avoid diseases and fungi Crying


Thank You!
Mayo
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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Jul 24, 2015 1:11 PM CST
Thanks Becky.....I will add alfalfa pellets and perlite to my shopping list. I will use both when I ground plant my new cultivars that are potted until late summer.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 24, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Mayo - I just thought about something since perlite is so hard for you to get:
http://www.colostate.edu/depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Soil/sterile.htm

If you could sterilize the perlite, it COULD be reused!!!!
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 24, 2015 1:47 PM CST
hi Becky,

thanks!!
I'll safe the used perlite until I have a yoghurt container full and try it out Thumbs up

Thank You!
Mayo
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 24, 2015 2:09 PM CST
Good luck! I think it WILL work to just sterilize the perlite! Smiling
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