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Re: HYB: nighhtmare!

J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> John I. Jones wrote:
> >
> > Dennis Kramb wrote:
> > >
> > > W This morning I woke up to find the seed pod decapitated
> > > from the stalk!  :(
> > >
> > > Is there any chance in H-E-double-hockeysticks of saving some of the seeds?
> > > I estimate the pod is only 4-5 weeks old.
> > >
> > >
> Dennis -- If there isn't enough stalk, try a method that has worked for
> me:
> Put the pod in an onion bag or other plastic mesh thing and hang it from
> a stick in the garden so that it doesn't touch anything else. At 4-5
> weeks old, it may only need to dry naturally. You may get small and/or
> few seeds, but they should be viable (if there are any -- sometimes pods
> are empty -- just nature's way of having fun with us, I guess). Good
> luck.
> This has been a tough year for many of us in the humidity belt. I have
> four planned pods this year, vs 70 last year.
> Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA
> jgcrump@erols.com

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