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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT:GERMINATION
  • From: "Patrick Orr" <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 03:10:00 -0700

Title: Re: [iris-photos] CULT:GERMINATION
Thanks Dennis,
Normally this IS a bad time for germination for a lot of people, but here the freezes have not been a danger to iris seedlings since about 1976.  Not saying that it can't happen, just that it has not gotten that cold in many many years. Last year for instance, I had a tomato plant survive unprotected  all winter without succumbing to any frost,  and you know how frost sensitive they are.  However, if it looks like we are going to be in danger of a frost in the future, I will certainly cover the seedlings up for the night.  Right now I am more concerned about cutworms, for I saw one of them just earlier this evening crawling across the ground.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT:GERMINATION

I've got Germination!
Yesterday while watering my seedlings, I noticed green coming up in one of the pots.
Although this is quite early for most in my region to have germinating seeds...the batch this germinated seedling came from was from a pot of seeds that did not germinate last year and were held over.
The weather here has been warm, and with the seeds being potted over the last year it makes sense. 
Can't wait to see how many other pop their little heads up in the coming weeks.

Congratulations!  But this is a bad time to start germinating.  You'll have to protect them from any sudden freezes.  I lost quite a few my first winter because of that.  Now you'll have to nurture them along for a couple years and send us photos of the blooms.  :)
Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6

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