Hippeastrum update (for [livejournal.com profile] pondhopper)

Jan. 26th, 2017 11:02 pm
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The market pack in the front holds six seedlings from the seeds [livejournal.com profile] pondhopper sent me. The market pack in the back holds six seedlings from last year's cross of one of my 2006 seedlings with H. striatum.

Both groups of seedlings have plants that have already put out offsets -- outside my experience with seedlings that are well under a year old, but that just goes to show you. What it goes to show you I don't know.

In other hippeastrum news, the self-pollination I performed on H. striatum a little over a week ago is looking successful. But I recall that my last attempt aborted at 10-12 days so I'm not getting my hopes up yet. If it is successful, [livejournal.com profile] pondhopper gets the lion's share.

Date: 2017-01-27 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondhopper.livejournal.com
Well...the seeds I sent you are from a VERY vigorous offset producer. Like Mama, like Baby.

I need to figure out where to put shelves to house all the offspring. Outside maybe but it's so brutally hot in summer. Hmmmmm.....

Date: 2017-01-27 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lblanchard.livejournal.com
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Have you achieved Peak Windowsill yet? Next...the grow lights!

Date: 2017-01-27 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondhopper.livejournal.com

I have no windowsills inside! I do have ledges on the outside of every window of this house and have many boxes on all the downstairs ones. (and there are many windows) so I'll have to start using the ones upstairs. The only problem is having somebody come over to water all that when we're gone, an easier task if the nursery is all in one place. I am contemplating outside shelves for that but will have to find a shady place, maybe on the north side of our house for summer.
There is room, it's just a matter of organising!


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