hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: CULT:HYB: Mann's background babies

LOL - good name for an iris - BART SIMPSON.

Those are seedlings that germinated in 4 inch pots, transplanted into these bigger pots to grow on until time to put them in the garden.

When I transplant, I trim off the tops to reduce stress to the babies whose roots are usually at least a little damaged. Cuts down on the amount of foliage those roots need to support while they recover from 'surgery'. Most were ~ 3 to 5 inches tall before transplanting, I trim off about a third.

Trimming has the added benefit of letting me know when they start growing again & how fast (i.e., which crosses are showing the greatest strength) - inner leaves grow faster than outer ones (or maybe the outer ones aren't growing at all), so new growth shows up as uneven heights of trimmed leaves.

I start all the seeds I'm trying to 'speed up' in 4 inch pots to make less work while I'm manipulating temperatures for ungerminated seeds (i.e., lugging them in and out of the house, in and out of the wine chiller).

Once they have germinated and most of the babies seem big enough to tolerate transplanting, I move them to the 8 inch mum pots, & once they get over <that> shock and are growing well, will move them out to Reemay'd 'tents' (or other type of temporary cold frame).

<In the recent pic of ICI x 'pretty baby' there are some babies in pots in the background. Why do those babies look like they got to Bart Simpson's barber? They look like their leaves have been cropped.


Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement