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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 11, 2020 3:46 PM CST
@kennysh
Over the past three years I have harvested well over a thousand seeds each year, but never have room for them all. I only dry the seeds for 1-2 days and the seeds go right into the fridge as soon as they receive the spray of water. For this years seedlings I have three beds already prepared, the three beds are approximately 10 x 12 feet. I space my seedlings just as they are in the cups so normally three seeds together, and those little groups are spaced 1 foot apart both ways.
Actually the covered beds can be used as a cold frame, I used it for that for several years. I have plastic that could be put over the cages quickly and easily and raised manually according to the temperature. I also have black heavy fabric that could be used as insulation for extra cold nights, any thing under 30 is cold here under 20 extra cold.
But for my daylily seedlings this is not used as a cold frame anymore, it is just used to protect the young seedlings from being destroyed from digging critters that seem to revel in digging up my young plants and plant markers. This allows the seedlings to be fully exposed to the weather and better allows me to see how well the seedlings do without protection. It allows the seedlings to grow large enough to survive, hopefully, when they are set out in the garden beds.
Name: Kenny Shively
Rineyville, KY. region 10. (Zone 6b)
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kennysh
Aug 11, 2020 4:03 PM CST
Thanks Larry Thank You! . So you feel the seeds need to be dried before being placed in bags ,sprayed , and put in fridge.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 11, 2020 4:25 PM CST
I did not dry my seeds the first year, and I ended up with a lot of mold and soft mushy seeds. I am not saying it was the fact that I did not dry them, but I have read that not drying them can lead to problems. I also think leaving a piece of paper in with the seeds when the spray of water was added contributed to the mold and mushy seeds. But I still feel the main problem with mushy seeds is immaturity.
Name: Kenny Shively
Rineyville, KY. region 10. (Zone 6b)
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kennysh
Aug 11, 2020 6:28 PM CST
Thanks Larry Thank You! Good to know. Good luck with all your seedlings! Hurray!
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SummerBee
Aug 22, 2021 3:25 PM CST
**bumping this thread up in case it's helpful to others harvesting pods/scapes at this time**
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 23, 2021 6:26 AM CST
I have prolifs on some of my best plants and would love to save them. I have tried planting them by the mother plant but they usually die. A friend gave me 3 that she had been rooting in water. Roots was over a inch and half long. I think these may make it. Anyone use rooting compound? What is your process. I like free plants!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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sooby
Aug 23, 2021 6:39 AM CST
Rooting in water is a common way of doing it. The only time I tried just sticking them in the ground they didn't make it except for once when I bent the scape over and anchored the prolif to the ground, like layering a shrub. There's a link to an article on starting prolifs on this AHS page:

https://daylilies.org/daylily-...

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