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Re: cult: seed soaking - floaters?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: cult: seed soaking - floaters?
  • From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <randrcv@sierratel.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:56:46 -0700 (MST)

Diana Louis wrote:
> Hi Iris-L folks,
> Does anyone know if you are supposed to wait until the floating
> seeds fall to the bottom when they are being washed (soaked)? Or
> can they just be soaked for a certain length of time and then
> continue on with the next step?


I have good success following the formula in the World of iris.  See
page 331.  If you don't have the book then soak dry seeds for one or two
days, I soak for three, then mix seed with moist vermiculite or perlite,
place in a plastic bag, and store in a refrigerator for 30 to 90 days.

Rick Tasco
Superstition Iris Gardens
Central California
Zone 8

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