Re: Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
- From: "MARVIN EDWARDS" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 18:15:04 -0700
Pat, I don't freeze any iris seeds. The past two years I soaked them for 10 days in Styrofoam cups and changed the water every day. What a job! Then I wrapped them in black plastic and put them in the bottom of my refrigerator for three months according to George Sutton's directions. I take them out in January or February, plant them in large plastic pots which I bury in the garden and cover with a seed blanket. I believe some call it Remay. I have had the best germination that way. When the Arizona sun hits them, they come right up. I believe Colleen in Australia told of putting them in nylon stockings, tying and marking each cross carefully, of course, and putting them in a toilet tank where they get the water changed at each flush. That should shorten the soaking time. I really believe that they do have some substance that inhibits germination and has to be washed off. It keeps seed from sprouting in the wild until there is a year wet enough to support growth of the plant. That might not be a problem where you live though.
Francelle, in dry southern AZ
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 9:55 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Starting TBs in Cold Frame
How long do you freeze your TB seeds? And do you soak three days as
has been said here, with water changes?
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