Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
- Subject: Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 04:12:29 -0000
--- In iris-talk@y..., neilm@c... wrote:
> --- In iris-talk@y..., pbrooks@w... wrote:
> "...then toss them with dry milk in each cup to act as
> Might be worth your while not to use the dry milk on part of the
> seeds to compare the effects of using/not using. I suspect the two
> weeks chill may not require the dessicant. Two weeks may also be
> rather short for TB's.
> An additional option you might consider trying is NOT drying some
> the seed, but planting immediately upon harvest with no chill or
> at all while the seed is still unshrunken, soft.
> Good luck on your experiment.
> Neil Mogensen, zone 6b/7a near Asheville, NC
Thanks for the suggestions, Neil. So much of this seems a toss-up.
I do tend to trust Mother Nature more than the fiddlers-with such as
we. And bearded irises do seem to love it here, even without
freezes. I have beds on all sides of this apartment complex, was
worried that some wouldn't get enough sun. But got magnificent bloom
So what I might do is do some with/without drying, some with/without
soaking, with/without freezing, etc. And some straight out in soil
I've already prepared. I have some that are really important to me,
others less so. I'm hoping to get at least some sprouts of each.
Thanks again. Any suggestions from others?
Whidbey Island, WA, zone 8
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