2007 Streaks

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2007 Streaks

Postby malaprop » Feb 06, 2007 11:30 am

Planted in the last 2 wks in October, and greenies culled, here is my full tray of streaks. There's all about at the 4-5 leaf stage.

The yellow one front and center broke my heart when the last two leaves unfurled pure yellow.

My aim this year was to just go for streaks and two Golden Gate crosses I did, and only had one layer of lights going, and the germinating in sushi trays lined with papertowelling made it a walk in the park.


So far I've taken 3 trips, one 12 days, and they survived nicely.

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Postby MikeWI » Feb 06, 2007 12:51 pm

looks like a good crop. I am envious.... If I culled all my greenies I'd have nothing left but a couple lethal whites. :roll: not my strongest year for seedlings.... just started my 2nd flat so I've got my fingers crossed.
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Postby barbara » Feb 06, 2007 2:33 pm

Looking good Mal! I hope I have something to keep once mine are ready for the first culling this year...last year was awfull...tough germinating them, and then ugly babies. :(
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Postby thy » Feb 06, 2007 4:33 pm

Looking good Mal

Do you still bring your babies with you when you do trips :-?

Go on Mike.. one year I planted 90 % of my streaked seads, not a streaker at all... next year i planted the left over seeds.. most of them were streaked :wink:

Good luck with the next tray
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Postby hummingbird » Feb 06, 2007 7:01 pm

Wow Mal you got some great looking lil streaky ones there! :P What varieties did you sow?
I'm way behind this year, and only got some seeds sown yesterday. Even with that I didn't sow anywhere near the amount I normally do, so we'll see what comes of it. Gardening in Colorado here is going to be a challenge, I just hope I can keep the babies alive once planted out.
Keep us posted on the babies Mal.
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Postby malaprop » Feb 06, 2007 7:50 pm

Hi, all.

Thy, for two Thanksgivings I hauled 3 large trays that were in the germinating stage--to keep them misted to my motel room. I'll stick to the suishi trays with a folded papertowel and lid, from now on, and with the disposable church cake pans with cover, I could probably be gone 3 weeks and have no losses, or need to babysit them.

Some of them are mighty small, and I'd be surprised if they make it--my climate with it's hot summers is hard on small hostas. And streaks are not the hardiest, are they? I have one 1-year-old streak that was gorgeous--and I'ad planned on building a faimily around it, but the tag is lost so now I don't know where it is---I'll just have to wait to see if it lived.

Rachel, you moved to Colorado? If I were to start over, and I may have to do that, the first I'd get would be the slowgrowers--Toks, other wrinkled ones that take 3-5 years to get good looking. I would think Colorado would have a nice dormancy to get fat eyes, but how about the summers?

Mike you usually end up with some nice ones---we shall see.
Feel sorry for the people getting clobbered by this cold, windy storms....

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Postby druff » Feb 06, 2007 8:48 pm

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i would've been disappointed about that yellow one too. yellow and white streakers are my favorite.

who was the mother plant on that one?

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Postby tsneal » Feb 22, 2007 8:29 am

Some great lookin' babies ...enjoy!
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Postby flowerchild59 » Feb 22, 2007 9:24 am

Very nice babies, keep us posted on their teen years.
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Postby FreakyCola » Feb 24, 2007 2:18 am

Mal,
Cool seedlings! Why the difference in size? Is it because they're all from different batches of seeds? Do you know who the pod parent is or the other parent?
I still haven't ever started any seeds. Every year I mean to, but, you know. Compost happens.
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Postby wzbt03 » Feb 24, 2007 3:48 pm

I believe this is one of your seedlings malaprop or at least from the mixed streak pack of seeds you sent with some earlier seeds in late 2006.
I really like the way it has turned out.
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Postby greenguy » Feb 24, 2007 7:12 pm

those look great
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Postby hostavalley » Feb 25, 2007 5:43 am

very nice streaky seedlings you have there........


BTW do you have a picture of your instalation where have your seedlings at home...???
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Re: One of yours

Postby malaprop » Feb 27, 2007 2:21 am

wzbt03 wrote:I believe this is one of your seedlings malaprop or at least from the mixed streak pack of seeds you sent with some earlier seeds in late 2006.
I really like the way it has turned out.


That looks nice---coming along. These ones that show promise plus vigor is what I like to single out for breeding.

I've got one out of Olga P.'s Golden Gate, that I'm fairly certain is going to be a blue monster--I love it. It's already in a 1-gal. and it acts like it owns the place :-)
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