-----Original Message----- From: Linda Mann
[mailto:email@example.com] Sent:Friday, February 27, 2004 To: iris photos Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB:
>Misery loves company - good to see that at least one of your
crosses >refused to germinate. Are you going to hold them over
to see if they >need two years to germinate?
>That's the one big drawback to planting directly in the
ground - what to >do about delayed germinants.
I believe that in our climate we don’t get much
delayed germination.The seedlings
that are there now will get to grow for two years. Of course, I will have to eliminate
the poorer ones next year to make more room for the better ones.Any little seedlings showing up after
this spring will be treated as weeds. When the bed is dug in the summer of
2006, it will be solarized for about a month, and in our hot September sun, any
remaining seeds should be killed.