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Re: Re:Cult: Transplanting seedlings

Ben Hager and Frank Jones both told me seeds should touch each other for best germination.

Jim Ennenga

----- Original Message ----- From: "jgcrump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] Re:Cult: Transplanting seedlings

Chuck -- I routinely planted as many as 25 seeds together in 5 3/4" x 3
1/4" 2-inch deep aluminum loaf pans for more than 15 years and never saw any
problems from crowding. In a year of excessive rainfall I did have a
disastrous loss through damping off, but am sure that the shallowness of the
containers was to blame. I have since gone over to much deeper containers
(because, as you indicate, once is enough!), but am still planting seeds as
little as 1/4" apart with no ill effects. I'm convinced it's the depth of
the container, which permits adequate drainage, that matters. -- Griff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck B" <whozher@mintel.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 9:17 AM
Subject: [iris] Re:Cult: Transplanting seedlings

Learning things the hard way is a way of life for me, I think. I reported
earlier that I was successful in getting 2003 seeds to germinate in the
after no germination outside. So what to do with the seedlings during the
A few of the crosses were crowded (10 sdlgs) into yogurt cups, so I
it would be good to move them into individual yogurt cups for the winter
prevent the roots from growing together. I transplanted the sdlgs, some
quite small (1-2") into a mixture of good potting soil and top soil.
Watered with dilute Miracle Grow and moved them into our sun room. Things
were fine for about a week and then it looked like they were rotting at
soil level.  Most of them died. OUCH!  The ones that I did not transplant
are doing fine.
Please advise so this doesn't happen again.  Sdlgs are too precious to
like this.

Chuck Bunnell
Lafayette, IN (Ice-covered and beautiful)
Region 6
Zone 5a-5b

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