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Re: HYB: seed germination

  • Subject: Re: HYB: seed germination
  • From: "Walter Moores" <wmoores@watervalley.net>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 07:10:44 +0000
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From: "Walter Moores" <wmoores@watervalley.net>

> Date:          Tue, 16 Feb 1999 20:12:20 -0600 (CST)
> From:          "Randy C. Meuir" <rmeuir@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
> To:            iris-talk@onelist.com
> Reply-to:      iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject:       [iris-talk] Re: HYB: seed germination

> From: "Randy C. Meuir" <rmeuir@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
> I should have said I dried all my TB seeds last year(except for one pod).
> I tried to germinate my median seeds by placing them in plastic bags fresh
> from the pod and refrigerating them for a couple of months before planting
> them in pots. I do not think the temperature in the frig was low enough
> because the seeds became covered with green slime.

	With the plastic bag method, you need a potting soil mix to avoid 
the green slime problem.

	I recommend drying your bearded seed and then freezing them for two 
to three months to eliminate mildew, mold, and green slime.

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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