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Re: Re: HYB:TB:Planting seedlings

Potting 2000 seedlings is a job. I have done 450 at the most. Weeding 2000
after the are lined out is a lot more work. If potting give you at least 50%
bloom the first year , just think you only have 1000 the second year to

This year I got about 90% bloom on SDB's and 50% on TB's. With health
problems  I did not get to see very many of the blooms on TB's ( planted 25
mile away) so I still have too many to weed for another year.

Modern medicine is great. Had to stop making crosses on a Friday morning
because of chest pains. Go to the hospital, get couple stints put in and
back in the garden making crosses Sunday.

Most of the seedlings potted this year are 8" to 12" now.

Mike Greenfield
Zone 5b
SW Ohio
Region 6
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin Shadlow" <rshadlow@wildmail.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 2:33 PM
Subject: [iris] Re: HYB:TB:Planting seedlings

> Now you've gone an done it Betty.  There weren't already
> enough things to keep track of with seeds and seedlings?
> <g>
> At least this first year, I planted all of the seeds, no
> matter how many I got and have been potting up all of the
> germinants.  Guess I'll fuss less when I find one on the
> floor and have to throw it away because it got separated
>  from its sibs.
> I almost have myself convinced that I won't even plant one
> of the crosss with good germination, onder what I was
> thinking when I made the cross, I can't imagine getting
> anything worthwhile out of it.  Of course, the pot hasn't
> made it into the compost pile yet, so its not certain that
> I will actually toss it.
> I am potting the seedlings up so I can set them out in
> July.  I think I have the city convinced that it would be
> ok to add a garden to the little park behind the house.
> But I have convinced myself of one thing at least-  it is
> definetly waaay too much work to pot them and then set them
> out in late July.  At least when you have 2000 to play with.
> Now, how to guess which ones are the rebloomers..........
> Robin
> zone 5 NE
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