gardenglory said:Gosh, all Ive ever done all these years is refrigerate for 3 weeks to 10 years then plant.
Zoia said:I have a seed question. Once you plant your seeds indoors, in cups or trays or cells, do you water them from above or below? As in, pouring water into the tray for the soil to absorb upwards or water normally downwards?
Eagleriver said:And how do you know how much in the way of grow lights they need?
admmad said:It is difficult to give daylilies too much light indoors; too high a temperature is a different matter. Light fixtures that produce more light also tend to run hotter. Temperatures between 65F and 75F are good.
I am using six led tubes each four feet long and each producing 6000 lumens (total 36,000 lumens) over an area that measures 3 by 4 feet with mature daylily plants rather than seedlings. As a guideline both 'Stella de Oro' and 'Happy Returns' have three to four bloom cycles in seven months under those lights. Others such as 'Ming Porcelain', 'Ida's Magic', 'Court Magician', 'Angel's Smile', 'Mississippi Bill Robinson', 'Crystal Blue Persuasion', etc. only have one bloom cycle during the same period.
plasko20 said:That sounds amazing. If I may ask a few quick questions:
(1) How many hours per day do you illuminate your mature daylilies using these lamps? What general distance from the lamps are the daylilies?
(2) What wavelengths do the LEDs emit? Full-spectrum, or something more specific?
(3) Have you ever tried to set seed-pods on the indoor-blooming daylilies? If so, were you successful in getting viable seeds?
(4) Is the temperature constant for your daylilies, or would it fluctuate?