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Re: HYB general view of the garden
  • Subject: Re: HYB general view of the garden
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:55:40 +0100



Hello Bill,
since i had loads of casualties among the seedlings through winter, and beds almost empty for 2 years, i had a tendency to crowd them a lot when planting after germination, the dead ones giving enough space to the survivors.
But now i have improved my heavy clay with sand and organic mater, the babies have resisted better, so there will be lots of pulling to do in order to giving the better ones space enough and grow a second year.
Still, i don't regret this crowded technique, it saves a lot of room, and since only the better ones get replanted after 2 years, i can plant masses of germinated seedlings in a small space because it is only for 2 years. And if ever a couple are really too crowded, they get lined up one year before the others.
So, they are planted every 10cm, and there is only 20cm between rows, just enough to put a foot from time to time when weeding or pollinating.
It is intensive planting!
Mind you, since i don't cross TB X TB, my babies need less room, the biggest being TB X MTB, and the smallest   MDB X MDB !
Has the snow gone, in your mountains?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB general view of the garden


Hi Loic,

Thanks for sharing photos of your garden.  It is nice to see any sign of spring.  What is the spacing between your seedlings, both between plants and between rows?  


From: loic tasquier <tasquierloic@cs.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, March 5, 2011 7:56:00 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB general view of the garden


Believe it or not, after 3 months of non-stop freeze, the irises are still alive and almost kicking :
Except the seeds that are still sound asleep in their pots, everything is starting to grow!
Is that what is called Spring, at last?

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