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Re: Re: HYB: New Hybridizing

In a message dated 4/7/2006 11:14:23 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
rshadlow@wildmail.com writes:

<<It tends to be quite humid here on those days, you may have too  little 
humidity and need to make crosses in the  morning.>>
In my part of the country we can have too much humidity in the morning and  
drying winds in the afternoon!  I've always liked to make crosses early in  the 
morning.  My new place is against a creek and my humidity is through  the 
roof.  Dew is heavy on the blooms some mornings.  I'm  going to experiment with 
brining blooms inside the night before to open indoors,  OR, when possible, 
harvest the pollen the night before.
My take rate is much lower in this new location, more wind, more dew,  etc.  
Something like 40% last year.  So I have to moderate my  approach!  Or make 
MORE crosses!  Now, there's a thought!!   

If you  don't cross them, you can't  plant them! 
Betty W. in South-central  KY Zone 6 ---
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