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Re: Re: Bloodroot and Jacks


Brian,

Although I have never experienced a problem, I now wear gloves because there
have been many reports for numbness, intense burning and itch from popping
the seeds.

Dan


----- Original Message -----
From: "CBRIAN" <CBRIAN@attcanada.ca>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Bloodroot and Jacks


> Kitty
>
> With the glorious sunshine here today and all this talk of bloodroots and
> Jacks, I can almost sense spring in the air.
>
> No need to sow your Jack seed fresh -in fact Deno recommends leaving the
> seed outside until March 1 for best germination -then sow at 70F .
> I have found that I get good germination at 70F in 7 days simply by
soaking
> the seed in warm water over night and giving them a couple of rinses. I
> suspect this gets rid of the germination inhibitors.
>
>  Probably no problem with a small amount of seed but Dan Hinkley lost the
> use of his hands for a couple of weeks popping Arisaema seeds on a recent
> China expedition.
>
> Brian  Zn 4a
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Bloodroot and Jacks
>
>
> > Dan,
> > My single bloodroots send a thrill to my heart.  I can believe they'd be
> > snatched up fast at an exchange.  As to the Jacks, have you ever grown
> them
> > from seed?  One of our MGs submitted seed for the sale. I was just
> wondering
> > if that's one of those that needs to be sown fresh.  I haven't
researched
> yet
> > the instructions I'll print for the see packet label.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 11:55:18 -0500 Daniel Roman
<djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Kitty,
> > >
> > > The $10 price for a 'multiplex' rhizomes is a
> > > good deal. I don't even want
> > > to say what I paid for the 'flore pleno' when I
> > > bought it. Bloodroot is a
> > > "must have" once you've seen a patch of them in
> > > bloom. I usually pot up a
> > > few rhizomes of the singles for our Master
> > > Gardener spring seedling/plant
> > > exchange and they are the first to go. The
> > > other plant that I pot up for the
> > > exchange is Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema
> > > triphyllum, also quick to go.
> > >
> > > Dan
> > >
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