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Re: germination temps was: hum....


I use it as an average suggestion. Not every seed is
gonna become a new plant.

Kinda like cooking- recipes give you a specific time
to cook a cake for instance- well, might need a few
extra minutes, might be overdone....but the average
time needed.....

Donna

--- kmrsy <kmrsy@netzero.net> wrote:

> Chris, Auralie, Marge,
> 
> I think that what one person might interpret as
> being given absolute
> instructions, might simply have been given as
> optimal instructions.
> 
> Marge wrote re Nyssa " I am sure
> that any seed that dropped to make those trees
> didn't get a constant
> germination temp."
> 
> But of course not all seed germinated (or Marge
> would never be able to get
> out of her forest).  Chris looked to Dirr for
> optimum results instructions
> in the hope of a high percentage of germination.
> 
> When I read instructions that say "must be planted
> in situ", I know that for
> me, that absolutely never works.  It may be optimum
> instructions for most
> gardeners, but I get zip.  However, I realize
> because I don't do it that
> way, I may get low germ in the house or lose many in
> transplanting, but at
> least I will likely get something.
> 
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 8:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] germination temps was: hum....
> 
> 
> > > Am always curious about absolutes in seed
> > > germination instructions:-)  Ma Nature knows no
> absolutes :-)
> > > So true, Marge.  I decided years ago that any
> time someone tells me that
> > > something in the plant world must be done in one
> exact way and no other,
> > > I immediately make a mental note that that
> person doesn't know what
> he/.she
> > > is talking about.
> >
> > In this case it sounds like Nyssa sylvatica is an
> exception -- you get
> much
> > better germination with constant cold
> temperatures.  And since it's Mike
> > Dirr's favorite tree and he's spent years trying
> to find better ways to
> > propagate it, I figure he knows what he's talking
> about.  ;)
> >
> > That sounds confrontational -- it wasn't meant to
> be.  I'm just tired.
> The
> > boiler guy is here and gave me a $500 quote for
> repair.  Ack!
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
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