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Re: HYB:TB:Planting seedlings

Autmirislvr@aol.com writes:
> 1) Do you tend to cross several pods of the same cross? 
Yes, if is a good cross, I'll waste all my pollen on it. Did High Master
X Fancy Woman 6 times only to get a take on the last one. 
> 2)  If your cross produces over 50 seed, do you plant all of the seed?
Yes, why not, the best one may be the one you didn't try to germinate.
> 3)  If a large number of seed sprout, in a give cross, do you plant all
of  them?
No, the most I lined out was 18-20 of the largest, normally only 10-12.
> 4)  Do you have a routine when planting seedlings? For instance, I pull
> the ones with bigger root systems and plant those first, with the
smaller being 
> at the ends of the row/bed.
Exactly, largest first, then taper down to the smallest at the end, any
extra small ones
go back in a pot.
> 5)  If you breed rebloomers, do you think you can tell which are
> when they are seedlings?  Are you right?  <bg>  
I like to think so because of the fast increase, sometimes little 6-8
inchers showing signs
of increase. Am I right? mostly...ha!

>Would be interesting to know if weak seedlings stay weak, 
I'm under the impression that weak growers stay that way, this is
Rick told me once that he has weak seedlings become normal or strong 
growers the second year. It's probably best to let them hang around just
incase they decide to finally be happy.

Randy Squires z10 North Hills, CA
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