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Re:Seeds / Seedling culture

  • Subject: Re:Seeds / Seedling culture
  • From: pbrooks@whidbey.net
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 19:30:53 -0000


I'm unclear from this message whether you're speaking of germination 
or seedlings.  Are you using better potting soil for germination, or 
are you planting them all straight into the beds?

Patricia Brooks

--- In iris-talk@y..., Steve & Sharlyn Rocha <srocha@p...> wrote:
> Hi Randy and List,
>     I hope the rest of them come up also. Last year I had a terrible
> germination rate so I'm trying something a little different this 
year. My
> seedlings are getting this premium spots in the garden this year 
with the
> best soil and fertilizer also. After seeing Ken Piersons first year
> seedlings compared to mine, soil is everything! So I am trying to 
copy what
> he did. I have spent less on new rhizomes this year and more on soil
> amendments. Many of my seedlings last year didn't increase very 
well and a
> lot of them bloomed out.  I suspect it was the poor soil they were 
> in. The reselected seedlings are being lined out with plenty of 
room and
> premium soil. One thing I have learned is that irises need plenty 
of room to
> grow. Simple statement but very true.
> Sincerely,
> Steve Rocha
> Region 15, Zone 9
> Ramona CA
> srocha@p...
> http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/7679/

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