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Re: Re: Bloodroot and Jacks


Kitty

With the glorious sunshine here today and all this talk of bloodroots and
Jacks, I can almost sense spring in the air.

No need to sow your Jack seed fresh -in fact Deno recommends leaving the
seed outside until March 1 for best germination -then sow at 70F .
I have found that I get good germination at 70F in 7 days simply by soaking
the seed in warm water over night and giving them a couple of rinses. I
suspect this gets rid of the germination inhibitors.

 Probably no problem with a small amount of seed but Dan Hinkley lost the
use of his hands for a couple of weeks popping Arisaema seeds on a recent
China expedition.

Brian  Zn 4a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Bloodroot and Jacks


> Dan,
> My single bloodroots send a thrill to my heart.  I can believe they'd be
> snatched up fast at an exchange.  As to the Jacks, have you ever grown
them
> from seed?  One of our MGs submitted seed for the sale. I was just
wondering
> if that's one of those that needs to be sown fresh.  I haven't researched
yet
> the instructions I'll print for the see packet label.
>
> Kitty
>
> On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 11:55:18 -0500 Daniel Roman <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Kitty,
> >
> > The $10 price for a 'multiplex' rhizomes is a
> > good deal. I don't even want
> > to say what I paid for the 'flore pleno' when I
> > bought it. Bloodroot is a
> > "must have" once you've seen a patch of them in
> > bloom. I usually pot up a
> > few rhizomes of the singles for our Master
> > Gardener spring seedling/plant
> > exchange and they are the first to go. The
> > other plant that I pot up for the
> > exchange is Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema
> > triphyllum, also quick to go.
> >
> > Dan
> >
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