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Re: Frit seeds

I've been to TC's seed info on hort.net before, but I think it was when I
received a message that contained the complete URL.  I still have the
original location in my favorites.  Hort.net's website doesn't seem to give
any indication that it is there.  I couldn't find it on the sitemap.  For
that matter, when I checked the Subscription Info Page, Gardenchat is not
available - hence no new blood here.  Does anyone have the complete hort.net
URL for TC's info?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Frit seeds

> Kitty, I've germinated some of them.  Seems like various species have
> different requirements; some are warm germinators and some need cold
> stratification of varying amounts.  Also appears that the fresher the
> seed, the more chance you have for successful germination.  For
> almost all of them, use a gritty mix; fast draining.  Some want just
> cold at about 39F and some want oscillating temps and are best left
> outside to ride with the weather once sown.  (I cover flats with
> window screening made into an open bottom box a couple of inches
> taller than the flat to keep out critters and debris...seems to work
> and screen is easy to cut and tack together with fine wire).
> Yours is a species I'm not familiar with - would be quite interested
> to know what the germination requirements for it are...not easy to
> come by.  Check out Tom Clothier's germination database (now archived
> on hort.net) plus look at the Ontario Rock Garden germination
> database:
> http://www.onrockgarden.com/guide/orgsindex.htm
> There internal linking isn't grand...here's the guide to their
> shorthand for requirements:
> http://www.onrockgarden.com/guide/germinate.htm
> Good luck!
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >
> > My Fritillaria radeanna has giant winged seedpods.  I was about to
> ask you
> > folks when to harvest, but my Hamilton Book order arrived today,
> including
> > The Gardeners Guide to Growing Fritillaries.  Still, if anyone has
> any
> > experience growing frits from seed, I'd appreciate any input.
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