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    Catalina Reyero
    Teacher

    St. Anne
    Porterville, California
    10/31/2003 8:05:30 AM
    Zeolite Plants
    I have a question. We planted soybean and wheat plants for more than a week and a half already. The other plants are doing OK. The zeolite plants had not grown yet. Is it because we are in a 12 hrs. light period?Thank You!Catalina Reyero
    Alicia Baturoni
    SEI Staff

    Space Explorers
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    11/3/2003 9:58:38 AM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Hi Catalina!Glad to see you back for another year! The photoperiod may have something to do with it...I'd suggest re-germinating and trying again, see if you can't shake up your zeolite a bit to keep it from being packed too densely. We had similar results with our plants here at Space Explorers this fall. Good luck and let us know how it works!
    Catalina Reyero
    Teacher

    St. Anne
    Porterville, California
    11/10/2003 8:26:07 AM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Thanks! One plant finally is growing but very small compare with the rest, also only one plant has grown in the soil. The ones on vermiculine are all doing great, not as strong as last year's plants but they are doing OK.Catalina Reyero
    Kim Olander
    Teacher

    Columbus Middle
    Columbus, Wisconsin
    11/17/2003 3:26:20 PM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Well, my Zeolite plants are doing the best, so far! It's day 8 for me. Also, my first year doing Space plants.
    Cindy Byers
    Teacher

    Rosholt Middle School
    Rosholt, Wisconsin
    11/18/2003 12:13:20 PM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Our vermiculite plants look the best. We have one zeolote wheat that is coming along, but very slowly.
    Saundra Rohn
    Teacher

    Rivers Edge Elementary School
    Port St. Lucie, Florida
    11/21/2003 1:56:04 PM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Our Vermiculite plants are all doing great! This is our first year and 5 days into the experiment. We have 2 growing plants in each of the dirt and Zeolite. I think the dirt received too much water in the beginning but we'll see what happens. Can we dry out the dirt alittle by taking them out of the growth chamber for a day or so? How much mold is not so good? Alittle has started growing on one or two plants.
    Alicia Baturoni
    SEI Staff

    Space Explorers
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    12/1/2003 2:48:05 PM
    Re: Zeolite Plants
    Hi Saundra, I don't see a problem with letting your plants dry out a bit. Too much mold is when it starts to affect the stem. If its just around the edges of the pot or on the surface, it's ok, you should try to scrape it off a bit with a disposable knife or spoon if you can! Good Luck!


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