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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jan 7, 2014 5:19 PM CST

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Wow--that's awful about your window, Chelle.

Been crazy cold here, too. Pretty much everything has been shut down for 2 days here. I had to chop a hole in our little pond today so the birds could get water.

Hard to get motivated for winter sowing when it's too blasted cold, and the snow is too deep to put the jugs out.
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jan 8, 2014 5:31 AM CST
I use a 10% hydrogen peroxide solution to germinate daylily seeds, and I change the water once a week.

After the seeds germinate, I pot them in potting mix and I continue using the peroxide mixture until I repot them to larger pots.

This year I want to compare seedling growth between those grown in plain water and those grown with peroxide mixture.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 8, 2014 8:41 AM CST
That is the kind of gardeners research that we need.

I just started a few martagon lily seedsfor three months warm and then three months 'frig etc.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 8, 2014 1:54 PM CST
>> I use a 10% hydrogen peroxide solution to germinate daylily seeds,
>> and I change the water once a week.

Thanks for the voice of experience, Gerry!

Do you start with 30% "food grade" hydrogen peroxide and dilute it 3:1?

Or did you mean that you start with drugstore hydrogen peroxide (3%) and dilute that 10:1 for a net actual concentration of 0.3% H2O2?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 8, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Yes, @profesora, I am also wanting to know which Hydrogen Peroxide you start with, thank you.

Of course, being the inquisitive sort, I also want to know which quilting/sewing forums you frequent as your avatar is so cool...frog yoga rocks!
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jan 8, 2014 3:18 PM CST
I use the drugstore 3% hydrogen peroxide. I pay $.88 for 32 ounces.

Green, I do not frequent any sewing or quilting forums.
About ten years ago I started watching a group of old women quilt in the church basement, and a year later I set down to learn to hand quilt.

After I ousted my ex husband on March 22, 2004, I found that I had way too much time on my hands in the winter. I bought a Viking sewing machine and started to practice sewing a straight line. I sewed all kinds of items that were rectangular.

I made tote bags and other types of bags. One day a student asked me where I bought one of my bags, and I proudly announced that I made it. The student asked if I would make her one, and I responded that "no, but I will teach you how to sew."

We started an after school sewing club initially dedicated to creating bags, and later we ventured into other sewing projects. That was four years ago, and our membership increased from six members to eighteen.

This club cost absolutely nothing to the students. Most recently we have been making pants, leggings, and aprons.

What you saw is my latest creation: it is an IPad clutch to transport an IPad in a stylish clutch.

This particular Yoga practicing frog will be given to an elementary yoga practicing teacher.
Name: greene
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greene
Jan 8, 2014 4:40 PM CST
@profesora, I bow down to you. You are an inspiration. Hurray!
You are going far beyond 'each one teach one'; keep up the good work!

I'll be running out to the JoAnne store (thanks @woofie) to purchase a piece of that same frog-yoga fabric. I have it in my mind to make a gift for my older daughter.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Jan 8, 2014 5:48 PM CST
I buy most of the fabric we use at JoAnn's.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jan 10, 2014 7:42 PM CST
WSed the following----
Penstemon cobaea var. purpureus
Penstemon pinifolius
Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersa Yellow'
Veronica porphyriana
Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'
Cardiocrinum giganteum
Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense
Caiophora coronata
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jan 10, 2014 7:43 PM CST
forgot one--
Penstemon superbus
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jan 10, 2014 8:52 PM CST
Good luck with Astrantia. It was one that I got ZERO germination on from wintersowing
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Jan 11, 2014 1:58 AM CST
Astrantia needs first a 4 week warm period and than a 8 week cold period. Keep the container with the Astrantia first 4 weeks indoors.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 11, 2014 8:37 AM CST
Aha! Jen, do you have more seeds?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 11, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Mom, I'm pretty sure I sent them to you for the seed swap or for you to keep
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 11, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Hmm, if for the seed swap, they're gone! I wouldn't have kept them for me. Oh well.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 11, 2014 9:08 AM CST
Then off to the seed swap they went Hilarious!
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 12, 2014 8:49 PM CST
@jvdubb, I found them!!!! So i'll give them a go and if i get any to germinate i'll bring in the spring!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 13, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Smiling Ok. But don't try too hard. I just bought a mature plant last fall
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Jan 21, 2014 12:49 PM CST
I started tomato seeds January 01/05/14. They were up by 01/11/14, and are putting on their first set of true leaves. Just confirmed what I suspected -- they can take the cold we're having outside, quite comfortably.

So, I'm going to do another garden experiment. Once I pot them up (after the 2nd set of true leaves), I'm going to begin hardening them off over a period of two-three weeks. Since I can't do the inside/outside per day thing, I'll put them under a portable hoop in some shade the 1st week, then move them closer out the 2nd week. Full sun by week #3.

I only have three weeks for this experiment, since they'll be transplanted on February 15th, at FIVE weeks from sowing the seeds.

I'm pushing this, I know. But, I have an abundance of one variety of seedlings I can afford to play with....

Linda

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Jan 21, 2014 12:51 PM CST
I just finished soaking some beet seeds in water with 2 capfuls of Hydrogen Peroxide. Germination overnight. They've been in so long now, they actually have grown leaves in the water, LOL!

Might not leave them in so long, next time, LOL!

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