Some of the crosses are really growing
well, but the little plants are so close together. How do you separate them when you
transplant without damaging the delicate roots? That is one of the reasons that I prefer
to plant the seeds in the ground. The other is that all that transplanting
is time consuming work, and I am slow and lazy.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
Behalf Of Linda Mann
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 3:54
To: iris photos
Subject: [iris-photos] seed pots
Seeds started in small pots.
Tallest are about 3 1/2", ready to transplant
(foreground in one
photo). Others are about 2 1/2"
tall. Same age, different crosses.
Foliage of some just grows faster.
When a lot of seeds germinate from a cross, they
are transplanted to
window box type planters or large pots. When
only a few come up, they
go in individual pots. The top inch or so of
foliage trimmed off before
They will be lined out in the garden when they are
bigger, starting to
form a small rhizome or at least thicker
roots. A few of the earliest
germinants from burrito'ing (not shown) are
already big enough. These
photos are of seeds planted outdoors, brought
inside as soon as they
began to germinate.
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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