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 04:55:57 -0000
--- In iris-talk@y..., "MARVIN EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@w...> wrote:
> Neil, I tried the experiment of planting seeds right of out of the
pod into the garden last year. Fortunately I used a bee pod I really
didn't want. I planted 36 seeds and only 10 sprouted. That's not
good enough. I will continue soaking and chilling my seeds. I get
at least 75 percent germination that way.
> Francelle Edwards at our cabin near Prescott, zone 6 were irises
without water for 6 weeks still look good.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: neilm@c...
> To: iris-talk@y...
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 2:45 AM
> Subject: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
> --- 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
> 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
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