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In a message dated 11/26/2004 10:08:33 AM Central Standard Time, 
irisdude@msn.com writes:

> It is time to start planting the seeds

At one time I harvested so many pods that this was a problem. I thought I 
would this year, but takes were real low for me.  Don't know if it was the new 
location, or the weather, but I don't remember ever having such bad luck.  

I plant in mum pots, aiming for 25 seed in each pot.  Last year cross 1812 
had about 235 seed and took up 10 pots.  Normally I plant the strongest and save 
the rest to see how they grow and take the strongest again.  This year I got 
really excited over having so much space and planted everything that was big 
enough on the days I transplanted.  Some never grew at all!  

I've been concerned about moving the seeds around, possibly burying them, 
when I plant the small ones back into the posts.  This year I'm filling one extra 
pot per cross and transplanting the small ones back into pots that have no 

I'm getting a few new sprouts from 1812 pots that were held over from this 

Until or unless I get a better percentage of takes in the future, I will 
stick to planting everything.  I will make more attempts to produce larger amounts 
of seed from individual crosses.  The good ones anyway.  I'm encouraged by my 
results with 1812.  I'm also planning to repeat a cross or two where I've had 
good results. 

Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
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