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Old 04-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Direct seeding grasses vs. starting in pots

I have some bottlebrush grass seed and I have a specific area for it. Should I start it in pots and then move it to the garden after it is established, or should I direct seed? It's a 10 square foot area (replacing daylilies). So I'm not sure if growing in pots would work just because I'd like it to cover a larger area. Any thoughts about what would work best?
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you have enough seed why not do some of both. Direct seed the area but start a few plugs for insurance.

I originally bought small pots from a native plant sale of the Wild Ones. It did well but never has been a prolific self seeder here. A bit of well decomposed duff (but not a thick wood mulch) on the surface helps for better germination.
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