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Re: HYB: potting up burrito babies -step 4

  • Subject: Re: HYB: potting up burrito babies -step 4
  • From: "flatnflashy" <flatnflashy@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 16:28:18 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, Linda Mann <lmann@...> wrote:
>
Linda,

That sounds like a lot of moisture. I'm seeing a lot of damping off
at about the time the seed burns off, which I'm attributing to the
moisture.

Perhaps the difference is that my seed pots are more shallow.
Perhaps your moisture is draining away from the seeds...

Christian
> Third photo, step 4. Cover seeds with Miracle Gro Potting Mix and
soak
> thoroughly. Keep moist until seeds sprout, then don't re-water
until
> starting to dry too much.
>
> If I pot all the seeds at once, including the unsprouted ones, I
keep
> the pot constantly moist, maybe with crumbled leaf mulch, for a
month or
> so until no more seeds are sprouting or until too busy with spring
to
> remember ;-).
>
> Then put pot where temperature is less than 70oF, preferably 50 to
60o.
>
> My unheated sunporch temps range from ~40 to 50 at night to between
50
> and 75 during the day. If it gets any warmer, I open the door to
the
> house and let it warm the house up!
>
> I hope this helps.
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
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