Re: Re: CULT: HYB: Transplanting Seedlings
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: HYB: Transplanting Seedlings
- From: "robert stewart" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 16:14:31 -0400
How do you germinate seeds in the refrigerator. You get them to actually sprout in the refrigerator. Thanks for any information. Sounds like a great way to start seeds. What percentages are you getting.
ROB Zone 7
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Darlington
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: HYB: Transplanting Seedlings
Have you noticed early germination means early bloom? By that I mean
that the germination season is comparable to the bloom season: E, M,
and L. Medians and aril-breds sprout first, followed by the TBs and
then the beardless. The progression of the sprouting season is
indicative of the eventual bloom season -
I germinated my seeds in the fridge and noticed that the SDB and MED
germinated first followed by the Tall Bearded and finally the Siberians.
I actually gave up on the siberians and left them in their paper towels
on the hot window ledge in a plastic Montreal Expos beer cup and totally
forgot about them. Two weeks later I found germination in bone dry
towels. I planted them out in the ditch before they died.
I also found that getting the TB seedlings out of pot and into the
ground as early as possible helps them put on serious growth faster. I
planted my seedlings out in mid July and feel this was way too late for
this climate. Next year the seedlings will be transplanted in late
April , early June if I start my fridge germination about two months
earlier. My seedlings are getting there slowly but I don`t expect a
high percentage of bloom next spring.
Lafontaine Quebec 4b
> On 2 Sep 01, at 11:51, Randy Squires wrote:
> I've always started my seeds in November
> > after Bernard Hamner said he started around Thanksgiving, but now
> > I know someone that starts in October to get a jump on growth.
> > Then last week Steve Rocha said he started in spring with green
> > seeds and already has germination.
> I have planted green seeds and have never had germination. I think the seeds
> rotted in the pots in my humid climate.
> Planting seeds too early can be a problem in some areas, namely where it freezes.
> . Once I planted seeds in September and had a few to germinate and were immediately killed by
> the first freeze. If I plant in November or December, I do not have to worry about
> early germination. Such seeds don't germinate until late February or
> early March (when it has warmed up here) and continue germinating
> right on through the bloom season. Occasionally, when there is a
> threat of a late freeze, I have to cover up the pots with old
> Have you noticed early germination means early bloom? By that I mean
> that the germination season is comparable to the bloom season: E, M,
> and L. Medians and aril-breds sprout first, followed by the TBs and
> then the beardless. The progression of the sprouting season is
> indicative of the eventual bloom season - at least in my garden.
> Now, if you intercede, for example, in the case of Louisianas by
> removing the cork surrounding the seed and planting 'green' seeds,
> you may change the order of things. I did that once and had to keep
> the seedlings indoors all winter. I don't have a greenhouse so
> having seedling pots in the windows was a minor inconvenience.
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8
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