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3/23/13 10:24 P

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking my video. I bought the DE from Autozone. It's a 25 lb bag for 6-7 bucks. Its more granular do not use the fine powerdery type DE. I have also been using DE as a seed starting medium with EXCELLENT results. I've posted most of my little trial and experiments on facebook. I've been rooting tomato suckers like crazy lately. Getting ready to start my 2nd batch of grafting. The first batch i did back in Nov/Dec. I just have a lot of fun being a mad scientist with my Gardening.

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3/23/13 1:35 P

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I just bought some DE to use on my pets for fleas and worms ..... I didn't know it would be use as a plant medium. ..Wonder if it would be good to just add to potting soil to help indoor plants grow stronger .......

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3/23/13 9:49 A

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I've used DE for years as a flea treatment and I knew it could be used in the garden for some types of pest control but according to the video this is a coarse type that I haven't seen yet. The kind I've used is very fine and you're not supposed to breathe it in, bad for the lungs. Will have to check the garden stores. Thanks for sharing, looks like a great idea.

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3/23/13 2:49 A

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Nice job, I might try that this year. What is the advantage of using DE compared to just topsoil or potting soil? I've never seen it for sale anywhere.

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3/22/13 7:10 P

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Yeah i want to practice grafting so i need lots of clones due to the high failure rate. Did you clone your tomato plants using DE?

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I did this last year and ended up with 4 extra plants. I could have done more, but didn't have room to plant them. It really does work.

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3/22/13 6:14 P

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I made this video today on how to root tomato suckers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAbt60I
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