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: HYB: germination experiment

Thanks Sharon - I've rarely had more than a few seeds rot, although all
seeds in one cross rotted last year.

Were you soaking in the toilet tank? (the seeds, that is....)

I will definitely try stratifying some seeds without soaking this year.

<The purpose of soaking is to rehydrate dried seeds and separate the
                   ones from the chaff.  In recent years, I've soaked
seeds only long enough to
                   accomplish that -- rarely more than 2 days.

                   Many years ago, I experimented with the lengthy soak
then suggested as a
                   means of getting rid of germination inhibitors -- but
my losses approached 100%.
                   I concluded that longer soaks increase the risks of
inducing rot.

                   I did find, however, that further conditioning in
damp vermiculite, perlite,
                   or paper towels would continue to leach out
germination inhibitors with less
                   risk of rot.

                   Sharon McAllister>

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