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Baby seedlings

Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 10, 2007 12:30 pm

I've started transplanting some of my seedlings planted from 2/21 to 2/29, and I took some pictures.

In the first picture in the left row the top two are 'Swoosh' x 'Riptide'; the bottom is 'Swoosh' x yingeri. The right row are 'Christmas Tree Gala' x 'Donahue Piecrust'. The third picture is a closeup of the bottom right seedling.

The second picture top two on the left are 'Swoosh' x tsushimensis 'Ogon'; the bottom left is 'Swoosh' x 'Mikawa-no-Yuki'. This cross in 2003 produced the plant that won me a blue ribbon at last year's First Look so I thought I'd try it again. The right row is 'Yellow Splash' x 'Blue Moon'.

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Postby allnitro » Mar 10, 2007 1:36 pm

They all look very healthy and of course very happy! Good work... Thanks for showing them off!
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Postby renaldo75 » Mar 10, 2007 9:04 pm

Lookin good, George!! :P
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Postby leafmould » Mar 11, 2007 7:09 am

Good work George :cool: keep us up-dated as they put some weight on 8-)
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Postby wzbt03 » Mar 11, 2007 8:24 am

Very nice looking seedlings.
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Postby thy » Mar 11, 2007 11:17 am

They are cute :D

Please explain
from 2/21 to 2/29


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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 11, 2007 8:17 pm

Thy, the first of the seeds from my 2006 crosses and OP seed were planted on February 21, 2007. Remember in the US we have month, day, year (year optional if obvious). So 2/21 is February 21. The 2007 is implied.

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Postby caliloo » Mar 12, 2007 2:52 am

Great looking seedlings George! THey all look happy and healthy!

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Postby thy » Mar 12, 2007 4:55 am

You mean you planted the seeds 2 to 3 weeks ago ????

If thats the true... I am going to trow away my tiny babies :cry:

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 12, 2007 7:00 am

Totally, Pia! I planted mine a full month before that and they aren't nearly that big! What is the parentage of these seedlings? They are very lovely, BTW....look like very sturdy ones....
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 12, 2007 7:04 am

You're right, Pia, I made a mistake. I should have said 1/21 -1/29. Time flies as you get older. Seems like only yesterday that I planted them. :oops:

The first year I planted Hosta seedlings, late in 1999, mostly from bought seed, we went on a winter vacation in early January during my wife's school intercession. It's when we usually go, when we do, because she teaches and it's cold here. It's a nice time to get away to someplace warm. Unfortunately, those seedlings didn't like my absence, and mostly died. Since then I plant during the second half of January or early February.

The seedlings you saw were planted on January 21. They emerged 10-14 days later. They get 24/7 fluorescent lighting after they emerge, but they can't grow quite that fast.

I make a lot of weird crosses, so my percentage of emerging seedlings for the number of seeds sown is low. The OP seeds do come up like weeds, though.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 12, 2007 8:11 am

George, they look great! If these are from "weird" crosses, then I am gettin' to like weird more all the time! Keep us updated with pics, please. :P
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 12, 2007 9:03 am

Charla, one I'm really waiting to grow some more is a seedling of mine from 2001 ('Neat Splash' x OP) x 'Quill', which Bob Kuk says is H. pycnophylla x H. yingeri. One seed was produced.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 13, 2007 12:45 pm

Did you plant the one seed?
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 13, 2007 3:02 pm

Yes, Charla. That's the closeup seedling in my latest "More Baby Seedlings" post.

That's why I say that I do some wierd crosses. Only one seed was produced in many; others 2-4.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 13, 2007 11:26 pm

Well, it was sure worth the effort!!! :D See what you get when the parent puts all its energy toward one baby! Keep up the good work!...and keep recording it and showing it to us!!
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