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An update on the seedlings started from seed in the greenhouse on July 29, 2010. They are now about 3 weeks post planting. There are even some still germinating. The image below is shows the 3-week seedlings. This will also give me a benchmark picture at the time of drenching with the Essentials Plus 101 mixture posted on the email robin. Thought I would give it a try.
If you have never seen albino seedlings, check the image below and you will see two. Albino seedlings lack chlorophyll which is needed for growth. No matter what you do to these seedlings, they will not survive. Here I show the albino seedlings.
I started planting the peat pots on August 2, so they are about 18 days old at this time. I never get as good of germination planting seeds in individual pots as I do when I plant them in bulk. Don't know what the difference is. Maybe some more of these will germinate yet. Here are the peat pots.
Remember the plants I lined out in 100° heat and I was worried about their survival. Well, here is a picture taken today and you can see that they have even started growing, showing new green growth. Let's hope they continue. Since lining them out, we have had over 1½" of rain so I hope all that moisture doesn make them rot in this heat.
You can compare all of these picture to ones posted earlier on this blog.
Because of all the heat and lack of rain, we have not had much rebloom here this year. One seedling that is reblooming now is Seedling No. 0769 (Mandalay Bay Music X Belle Cook). Please notice all of the tentacles on the lower edge of the petals.
Now is the time to start planning to attend the Daylily Hybridizer's Summit in Chattanooga (formerly the Myrtle Beach meeting) on December 3-5, 2010. For more information, contact me at LeePickles@epbfi.com
Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!
Life is very, very good. Remember, when the bloom is gone, you still have your friends!