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Re: HYB: nighhtmare!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: HYB: nighhtmare!
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 12:12:08 +0000
  • References: <v01510100b1b2c3414e4e@[]>

Dennis Kramb wrote:
> >> > > W This morning I woke up to find the seed pod decapitated
> >> > > from the stalk!  :(
> >> > >
> >> 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.
> I tell you...after having been officially "infected" with the iris virus for
> a year now, I'm pretty disappointed so far!  You are indeed correct, there
> is absolutely no stalk left on the pod.  I remember hearing/reading that a
> mature pod is at least eight weeks old.  Is that correct?
> There's definately seeds in the pod...I can see one of them through a small
> split where the stalk used to be.  It's white and about half the size of a
> pea (maybe a little bigger).  I'm going to do as you say and just let it
> dry out for a few weeks.  I'm hoping that nature is smarter than me, and
> has a trick up her sleeve for when this happens out in the wild.  Maybe
> just maybe there's some last ditch chemical/biological safety mechanism
> that will allow at least a few of the seeds to be viable after a pod gets
> severed prematurely from a stalk.
> Dennis (Wishful Thinker Extraordinaire!) in Cincinnati

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