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Name: Cathy Murby
Luray, Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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CjMurby
Apr 10, 2016 5:12 PM CST
Hello,,, can you broadcast seeds over mulch?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 10, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Hi,

What kinds of seeds, what kind of mulch and how thick is the mulch?
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Name: Cathy Murby
Luray, Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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CjMurby
Apr 10, 2016 5:22 PM CST
Annual flower seeds... On a podcast it was suggested to just broadcast the seeds. I was wondering if you can do this on top of the mulch,,, the mulch is 1-2 inches bark mulch
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terrafirma
Apr 10, 2016 5:24 PM CST
IMHO, I think I'd move, or at least thin the mulch...
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 10, 2016 5:30 PM CST
I think you have to move the mulch and after the seeds grow, you can move the mulch in around them. A lot of plants don't like being touched my mulch though so I'm not sure how your annuals will fare.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 10, 2016 7:01 PM CST
Cj, bark mulch is probably a too chunky for your seeds unless the bark is pretty well broken down. When the seeds germinate they send out a tap root to dig into the soil and the mulch would probably inhibit the tap root too much and expose it to air drying it out. A few might make it but the majority would probably dry out before they hit dirt.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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DomehomeDee
Apr 10, 2016 8:00 PM CST
I'd clear an area off for the seeds. Even if they decided to germinate in the mulch the bark uses nitrogen to decompose so it's not really good for growing seeds in.

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