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Re: Need Advice on seed pods

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Need Advice on seed pods
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@cox.net
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 18:43:33 -0400

Linda  --  A lot depends on how mature the pods were when they began to rot.  If the pod itself is not rotting, then cut off the rotting stem, dip the stump in a 15% clorox solution for a minute or so, then rinse and either hang the pod out in the sun in a mesh bag or any other way you can suspend it until it begins to shrivel and the seeds are ripe.  If the pod itself has begun to rot, you can either try to cut your losses (literally) by cutting away the rotted portion and trying to save the remaining portion by the airing-out method described above, just leaving some of the seeds exposed, OR, you can squeeze the seeds out of the rotten pod, wash them off and let them dry in a saucer or whatever you use for a drying container.  If they are ripe enough, you may get germination from some of them.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Hunt
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 6:22 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Need Advice on seed pods

We have had so much rain that I am running into problems with the seed pods that are developing.  A number of them have rotted off.  Is there any way to save any of these?  I would appreciate any help anyone has to offer.  Thanks in advance.
Linda in Lascassas

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