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Re: Fw: Need hybredizing help.

  • Subject: Re: Fw: Need hybredizing help.
  • From: HIEESML@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 00:19:10 EDT

In a message dated 6/15/01 6:51:40 PM Central Daylight Time, 
samk52@earthlink.net writes:

<< hanks Layne,  do you mean I should get the pollen in the evening?
 I leave for work at 6:00 in the morning, start work at 7:00 and go on
 first break at 9:15.  Do you think I could collect the pollen before 6 in
 the morning
 and pollinate at that time too?  This is going to take some juggling.  How
 should the pollen be?  How long does it take to dry?
 Thanks again!
 IGLH >>


Sorry for the late reply, I've been out of town. 

I am about an hour behind you. I leave at 7 start work at 8. I get out to the 
garden in the morning while the coffee is brewing. With a scissors I snip off 
the pollen I want to save onto a 1/4 sheet of paper & set in the house. I've 
written the name of the pollen on that sheet. I then take the pollen I want 
to use out & after removing the anthers & flower petals apply the pollen to 
the stigma of the prospective pod parent. 

You will find that you can make a few crosses, collect your pollen, do your 
labeling, get your thermos filled & be out the door in less than a half hour. 
The saved pollen is ready to be put away when I get home & usually I do that 
prior to going to bed. You need to make your crosses before the bees so I 
think it should be done in the morning. 

Last year was my first attempt at this so I'm no expert but what I did seemed 
to work. There are many, many out there with a lot more experience than I. 
Please someone jump in if I'm giving some poor direction.



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