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Re: CULT:Transplanting Seedlings

  • Subject: Re: CULT:Transplanting Seedlings
  • From: cgdawn@cs.com
  • Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 17:15:49 -0000

-Thank you so much for the information Walter.

       Dean Gray-





- In iris-talk@y..., "wmoores" <wmoores@w...> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Another thing please, when is the proper time for transplanting 
> > seedlings.  Do you wait for a complete set of leaves or is it 
better to
> > move them as soon as they come up or shortly after.  I seem to 
lose quite
> > a few in transplanting.  I moved some (because I needed the space)
that
> > germinated this past spring, they were maybe 2 - 3 - 4 inches 
high.  I
> > moved them in early August and lost about 1/3 of them.  Same thing
> > happened last year.  I'm doing something wrong. Any help is 
greatly
> > appreciated.
> > 
> > Dean Gray,
> > Zone 5, just So. of St. Louis, Mo. at the confluence of the 
Mighty 
> > Mississippi and Meramec rivers.
> 
> 
>    For Mississippi conditions:
> 
>    Bearded seedlings - about three to four inches in height, 
> transplant mid-May before the heat sets in.  Generally only one 
leaf 
> has formed.  Some may have two.
> 
>    Aril-bred seedlings - leave in pots in partial shade until Sept. 
> or Oct. to line out.  Many of these will die (go dormant and die) 
if 
> transplanted in late spring or early summer. Too young for the hot 
> sun.  Even quarterbreds may die.
> 
>    Beardless seedlings - leave in pots until Sept. or Oct. to line 
> out.
> 
>    Both bearded and beardless will grow through the winter 
(depending 
> on how cold it gets) and will bloom in the following spring in this 
> climate.
> 
>    With all of the rainfall we've had this summer, my bearded 
> seedlings have taken off and are showing increase and are 
clumping.  
> I will have a lot of bloom on them in April, two years from seed.
> 
>    It is wise to get the bearded seedlings out of the pots and 
> transplanted in late spring (two to three weeks after bearded 
bloom) 
> and 'pushed' through the summer so they are mature enough to 
bloom.  
> If it doesn't rain, water them, and give them some diluted Miracle 
> Grow.
> 
>   Japanese bloom two years from seed, but Louisianas and siberians 
> take three years for me.
> 
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8


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