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Re: Re: HYB: Seedlings in Cold Frame

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: HYB: Seedlings in Cold Frame
  • From: "robert stewart" <crusher4@wnclink.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 08:07:14 -0400


New to iristalk was reading your info and decided to ask you why you wish you were in zone 7.  Reason being and I am in zone 7.  Is this a great place to start TB seed.  Where can seed be got.  Sure learn alot in iristalk and meet some of the nicest people.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Linda Mann 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 7:06 AM
  Subject: [iris-talk] Re: HYB: Seedlings in Cold Frame

  <I thought I'd do a four-way trial....I'll have enough seeds to go
  several ways.  Wish I was in zone 7! Mary Lou, near Indianapolis,  a
  solid zone 5.>

  Apologies if you already have thought of this, but keep in mind that
  different crosses (and unfortunately, individual seeds within one cross)
  will possibly/probably respond to your treatments in different ways.  So
  we will need to split the seeds from each cross among treatments.  Most
  of my crosses are wide and seem to produce less than full seed pods, but
  I should have 20 seeds or so from each of my crosses.  I will experiment
  with 6 or so seeds from each cross - unfortunately, that may not give me
  any seedlings if I have my usual low germination rate.

  If anybody has about 100 seeds from an individual TB cross (which brings
  up another topic that I will post separately) that they'd like me to
  experiment with, I'll do it ('normal' outdoor late fall planting vs
  summer chill, soak, & start early, then overwinter outdoors).

  Good luck Mary Lou - be interesting to compare notes here next year and
  the following year.

  Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8

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