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Re: HYB: seed pots
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  • Subject: Re: HYB: seed pots
  • From: AISSlides <gbyp123@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 15:02:14 -0800 (PST)

 

Donald you have me rolling on the floor.
I envision going to your frig, hungry, only
to find potted irises.  Anyone for Jack-in-the-Box?
I know I need a life!
 
Janet


From: Donald Eaves <donald@eastland.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, December 1, 2010 12:56:56 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: seed pots

 

I chuckled when Betty said:

> I've been watering my seed pots (76) each day during this past week to try
> and keep the soil cool enough to hold off sprouting.

and again when Griff said he was soaking seeds to plant. Everyone develops
their own methods, I guess. I planted directly out of the pod and stowed
the pots in the fridge until I began taking them out at the end of
September. I water in the hopes they WILL come up. Have about 50 seedlings
up. The tedius bit of it is bringing them in when the weather threatens
temps too cold. There are about 94 pots I've had to drag in and then take
back out (photo is prox half). Too many! Some are holdover pots, but some
of those won't be brought in unless something shows up. All but one pot
contain AB seeds. I'm definitely not chuckling about several containers of
TB seeds soaking, but I like to have some TB seedlings growing at the same
time in the same beds as AB seedlings. The one TB beepod I planted only had
4 seeds, so I'm doing it. Since they haven't had the fridge cooling, I
shouldn't have to tote them in and out.

Donald Eaves
donald@eastland.net
Texas Zone 7b, USA

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