kazzy1, thanks for stoppin by, I doubt the loam was sterilized. But I can't imagine the loam having any more pathogens than the rest of mother earth and people plant straight into the ground all time, right?
resinman, nice to see you. I thought water retention might become a problem so I built, a flower box if you will, 8'x12" by 10" tall and filled it with a loam Pro-Mix mixture (3 to 1). So far so good.
My old moms from my E&F table were the first ones to go into the boxes and they wilted (overwater wilted) for the first 4 days then perked right up.
Here's a pic of a box with 5 LUIs in it. This is my first pic upload here @ the new site. Seems a little more difficult than the old CW. Here it goes,