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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 15, 2015 5:43 PM CST
It looks like you have 32-33 seeds in that pod, is that right? Nice! Are you hybridizing for shorties, too? I have plenty of tall cultivars in my garden, but I'm really trying for daylilies that will go nicely in the front of the landscaping rows instead of the back, plants under 20". As such, I currently have Little Grapette in my hybridizing program, too. Thumbs up
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Oct 17, 2015 12:04 AM CST
Yes, 32 seeds. This is the very first year I started doing this. Pods from other daylilies had fewer seeds (even down as low as 1). But this one looked so pretty when I opened it. They just laid out there sitting nicely in there little sections, I just had to take a picture of it. There was one other pod from Cranberry Cove X Siloam Double Classic that had 40 seeds. That was my highest. But I would say that 6, 8, 10, 12, and into the teens was average. I'm not necessarily hybridizing for anything in particular. Just playing I guess. Got a little carried away as I now have about 2000 seeds. I had to kill some more grass so I will have a place to plant some seedlings (hope, hope, hope) next year. I'm reading as much as I can find here at ATP as to getting them to germinate, what to plant them in, lights, temps, fertilize, etc. So much to learn. Pollination was easy, collecting seeds was fun. Getting them to get growing will be more of a challenge. I've been following the form regarding a possible seed exchange starting up here at ATP. I've already promised many of my seeds to an area daylily grower, but may hang on to more than anticipated to join in on the seed exchange.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 17, 2015 1:15 AM CST
I may exchange with you, I have some decision-making to do with my 2-3k seeds as well.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Oct 17, 2015 10:37 AM CST
I look forward to see how the exchange goes. Dave has some wonderful programming going on here. I'm sure he will come up with something easy to use. I definitely will exchange with you if I happen to have anything that you think worth while. As I said, I'm new to this and didn't put a lot of thought into who I crossed with who.

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