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Re: Seedlings





Hello,   I have nothing in my iris garden that would appear to be a
seedling to transplant into a pot.  Could someone clarify this for me? 
Do you mean a new tiny shoot taken from the mother plant?  I would love
to grow some indoors, and I do have a hydrophonic garden with huge light
overhead.  Would that do it?  Where could I purchase or obtain some
"seedlings?"         Nicki


On Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:29:57 -0700 (MST) z88keys@mindspring.com
(L.Zurbrigg) writes:
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>>Dear Iris list,
>>
>>I should stop lurking and introduce myself.  My name is Pete McGrath 
>and =
>>I live in Albuquerque New Mexico.  I have been reading the postings =
>>since Thanksgiving.
>>
>>My real passion within the iris world is arils and arilbreds.  I grow 
>=
>>quite a few.  I am past president of the Aril Society International 
>and =
>>am presently vice president of same.
>>
>>I have been gardening for 30 years and serious about irises for 
>almost =
>>10 of those.
>>
>>I wanted to jump in a few times but felt it wrong without at least =
>>introducing myself.
>>
>>As for lighting,  the new rage seems to be the metal halide lighting 
>=
>>setups.  I run two of them side by side and I could just about grow a 
>=
>>patch of corn under them.  They have a seperate ballast and are a 
>single =
>>bulb (150w - 1000w) in a hood reflector.
>>
>>I found that seedlings got too leggy and spindly under flourescent =
>>lights, even with the gro-lux type of bulbs.  I kept my lights within 
>an =
>>inch or two of the plants and still had this problem.  Ever since 
>going =
>>to this new system (one 400w metal halide and one 400w full spectrum 
>=
>>daylight bulb)  I have had very happy seedlings.  I now keep the 
>lights =
>>about 2 feet from the plants.  I am about to pull them out from their 
>=
>>summer dormancy in the garage as seeds are beginning to germinate in 
>=
>>their baggies.
>>
>>The lights are about $150.00 each but are so superior to flourescent 
>=
>>that I had to blurt out my nickel's worth.
>>
>>Blessed Holidays to all,
>>
>>Pete McGrath
>>In Albuquerque
>>Snow all day
>>
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>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Dear Iris list,</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I should stop lurking and 
>introduce=20
>>myself.&nbsp; My name is Pete McGrath and I live in Albuquerque 
>New=20
>>Mexico.&nbsp; I have been reading the postings since =
>>Thanksgiving.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>My real passion within the iris =
>>world is arils=20
>>and arilbreds.&nbsp; I grow quite a few.&nbsp; I am past president of 
>=
>>the Aril=20
>>Society International and am presently vice president of =
>>same.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I have been gardening for 30 
>years =
>>and serious=20
>>about irises for almost 10 of those.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I wanted to jump in a few times 
>but =
>>felt it=20
>>wrong without at least introducing myself.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>As for lighting,&nbsp; the new 
>rage =
>>seems to be=20
>>the metal halide lighting setups.&nbsp; I run two of them side by 
>side =
>>and I=20
>>could just about grow a patch of corn under them.&nbsp; They have a =
>>seperate=20
>>ballast and are a single bulb (150w - 1000w) in a hood =
>>reflector.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I found that seedlings got too 
>leggy =
>>and spindly=20
>>under flourescent lights, even with the gro-lux type of bulbs.&nbsp; 
>I =
>>kept my=20
>>lights within an inch or two of the plants and still had this =
>>problem.&nbsp;=20
>>Ever since going to this new system (one 400w metal halide and one 
>400w =
>>full=20
>>spectrum daylight bulb)&nbsp; I have had very happy seedlings.&nbsp; 
>I =
>>now keep=20
>>the lights about 2 feet from the plants.&nbsp; I am about to pull 
>them =
>>out from=20
>>their summer dormancy in the garage as seeds are beginning to 
>germinate =
>>in their=20
>>baggies.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT size=3D2>The lights are about $150.00 each but are so =
>>superior to=20
>>flourescent that I had to blurt out my nickel's worth.</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Blessed Holidays to =
>>all,</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
>><DIV><FONT size=3D2>Pete McGrath</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT size=3D2>In Albuquerque</FONT></DIV>
>><DIV><FONT size=3D2>Snow all day</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
>>
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>Der Pete: Thank you for the advice on overhaed lights for the iris
>seedlings. I am not yet expecting wonderful things from the arilbreds, 
>but
>am trying some again. My hope is to get seedlings that will grow here 
>in
>the East, where hurricanes happen. EArlier I mentioned to Sharon 
>McAllister
>that my median from MARITA X Step Aside has given three fall stalks, 
>and is
>a quite nice chartreuse amoena. However, it shows almost no obvious 
>aril
>characteristics. But it is green all summer, and seems quite hardy. 
>Lloyd
>Zurbrigg in Durham NC
>
>
>





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