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Re: put a sock on it

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] put a sock on it
  • From: "James Ennenga" jrennenga@outdrs.net
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 21:33:29 -0500

Way to Go!! Sure looks like a good idea to me. I use women's hose for a 
different reason. When my wife and daughters get runs in their hose, they 
give them to me. Then when I get a pod going, I cover it with a nylon sock. 
It keeps the verbena bud moth from chewing holes in the pod and laying eggs 
in it, and if the pod opens before I see it splitting, all seeds are safe in 
the sock.

Jim in Knoxville
Zone 7
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:07 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] put a sock on it

>I wish this were an April Fools joke, but it's not.  It's predicted to get
> into the 35F range in the general area tonight.  Since I'm in a valley,
> albeit a small hill in the valley, that means it could well drop below 
> 32F.
> In either case it's in the range of seeing a hoar frost covering 
> everything
> tomorrow.  My experience with buds and hoar frost isn't good, so in spite 
> of
> swearing I wouldn't try socks again, there they are.  I've tried it twice
> before and it didn't work either time.  Once the dogs removed all of them
> for toys and once the temperature dropped so low for a long enough time 
> the
> buds froze anyway.  I've already got enough brown and shriveling buds and
> I'd really like to see some of the seedlings and others bloom.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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