Okay. Time to stop being intimidated by all these knowledgeable people with multitudes of gorgeous daylilies (Hi, y'all!
) and ask some questions.
I grew some daylilies from seed. These are crosses that Cindy offered last year, for postage. I managed to keep track of who is who, which, people! for me is a lot. I intend to try to continue keeping track.
From the seeds I planted I ended up with 23 plants. It's probably a good thing that's all I got this far with because space is getting to be at a premium here. I'm dividing these into two groups and planting them in two areas that are not quite adjacent to each other, in one of my new beds, in full sun. I prepped one of the areas this morning and will do the other either late afternoon or tomorrow.
The seedlings are pretty small still but I feel they will all benefit from root-growth room. I understand I won't expect any blossoms until next year.
Soil is amended with alfalfa pellets and steer manure. I may be planting them a bit closer together than would be best but I hope that by the time they need more room, they'll be easier to keep track of (because bigger!) and I'll have an idea where to move them to. For now, I consider these to be in a nursery bed, sort of, while they finish growing up.
As well, by the end of this season, the annuals planted around them will come to their end so expanding the dl areas will become easier if need be.
Right now the seedlings are planted in small pots, some four inch and some a bit larger. Some had more developed roots than others did when I potted them up but they all look okay.
First is just the tray, sitting on the area I prepped this morning. Second photo is showing them in more context -- that whole bed is new this year, was created by lasagna method on grass. I still have to dig out grass roots for each section I plant in but it's working so far.
Any glaring things I should be doing differently here? Thanks for any suggestions or comments!