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Re: Soaking iris seeds to leach out inhibitors

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Soaking iris seeds to leach out inhibitors
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 15:17:26 -0400

Tom  --  This illustration should be helpful to folks wondering about that
brown coloration in the water.  I find that it occurs with some lots of
seeds and not with others, and that there is usually a pungent odor
connected with it.  Do you find the same thing?  --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message -----
From: "thomas silvers" <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>; "iris-talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:41 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Soaking iris seeds to leach out inhibitors

> I think it was in a thread started by Adam Cordes,
> that soaking/leaching of seeds was mentioned as being
> part of several iris seed germinating methods (for
> example, the toilet tank method). I had read of this
> before, and have been routinely soaking my iris seeds
> ever since. As someone has mentioned before, there is
> a visible component that leaches out in the first five
> or so days. I'm thinking / hoping that brown stuff is
> the germination inhibitors. I've posted a picture
> (cross-posted to Iris-Photos) so that any
> "non-soakers" can see what they're missing. It's
> probably just doing the same thing -- but leaching out
> into their wet soil instead of plain water.
> The picture is of only a few small MTB seeds; and it's
> the third day (third change of water).
> Tom
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