Are you new to daylily hybridizing and looking for a few ideas? Or maybe you've hybridized before, but what you have isn't working as well as you wanted. I hope some of the things I've tried this year will work for you or give you ideas of your own to try. I'll be covering my experiences with different methods of labeling as well as my idea for harvesting and drying your seeds.
Polymerous said:Great idea with those foot sox! I'll have to try it - rubber bands don't work and the organza bags are too big. I always have seeds go flying when I harvest...
I have to ask though, what the heck is a k-cup?
midnight21 said:I don't know if this will help, but. I have been hybridizing fuchsias now for well over 40 years, and tried various methods like you to mark the crosses. In the end I found that ordinary knitting wool was the answer. There were, and still are, family, friends and neighbours who knit, and they all seem to have wool left over. Very soon I had dozens of different colours which I use along with a note book to keep a reference to my crosses. I agree with you, it's a exciting thing to do. I still get a kick waiting for those plants to bloom, and what a thrill when you get something special. Keep going.
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