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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Jul 8, 2020 7:44 AM CST
Assuming it is possible, is it better to set all pods on one scape? I was thinking about the drain on the plant to keep several scapes viable to grow the pod/seeds. Wondering if just utilizing all blooms on one or two scapes takes less energy from the plant? I'm finding that "Wild Chicken" is a champion pod setter, tall strong scapes and the heat hasn't slowed it down.
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Name: Dave
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SunriseSide
Jul 8, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Better to lose one fan than all
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 8, 2020 9:05 AM CST
I always try to spread the pods out so there are not too many on one scape. I think of three or four pods as being about right for one scape, but I have no science to back those numbers up. I do think a plant can be overloaded with seed pods, but I don't seem to think too much about that when I am doing the pollinating...only after I see all the pods on the plant.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Jul 8, 2020 9:45 AM CST
It is probably better to set a few pods on several different scapes rather than many pods on one scape. Although fans that are physically joined in a clump may share resources, whether they do share resources and how much sharing occurs is unknown. Sharing requires that channels or pathways for the resources are shared by different fans and that may or may not be the case for any two specific fans in a clump. That may depend on the age of the fans, their positions in the clump and the relationship between the two fans.
Maurice
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Jul 8, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Thanks Maurice. That is exactly what I was asking, just not very well. Thank You!

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