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Re: Seedling Beds

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Seedling Beds
  • From: "jgcrump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 17:54:54 -0500

Very nice looking layout, Patrick.  As one who has been planting seedlings 6" apart for many years because of space constraints, I would advise you to plant them farther apart if you have the space to do so.   At 6" apart, vigorous seedlings will have started invading their neighbors' space by the end of 2 years, and after 3 years you'll have trouble telling some clumps apart (nose to the ground, carefully scraping dirt off of rhizomes, looking for which branched off of which).  Either that, or invest in a lot of markers, so that you can label every seedling.  So, my advice would be, if you're only going to leave them in place for 2 years, 6" is ok.  If longer, spread them out.  Oh, and by the way, if someone convinces you to get rid of those roses, send them my way, please.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:31 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Seedling Beds

I thought I'd post a few pictures of my seedling beds for you all to see. I am Bcc:ing friends and family at the same time as well.
I am supposed to be out there planting seeds right now, but I just don't have the motivation today...but I'll get it done!
Future bed is all ready for seedlings in the spring. During the summer they will be shade clothed 4 feet up to protect them from the sun and to keep that wall from producing a lot of reflected heat.
Current Bed has some TB's, some Jenkin's Spu seedlings and some Jenkin's I.Lactia X Spu seedlings, along with a few introduced medians and an arilbred.
Current Bed 2 shows a closer up view of the TB's.  The cross is RETURN TO SENDER X BROADBAND.  I planted them 6 inches apart as is suggested just seven months ago, and they each have 2 to 4 increases on them. They look crowded already, so I am questioning whether 6 inches is enough space from now on.
Current Bed 3 shows a closer view of SOFTLY (Tasco '04). It is growing great guns after only a month.
Current and Future Bed still needs some shaping up and water system installed. There are some drastically neglected older seedlings I have had in pots for the last few years that I finally got into the ground, and some late intro arrivals.
Current and Future Bed 2 is a closer view of the seedlings and rose hedge.  It has been suggested by many that I rip those roses out of there and make room for more seedlings, but HOW COULD I???  They are doing so well!
Patrick Orr
Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9

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