Hybridizing 101 forum: Seedling progress - 2014

 
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Imagelyle627
Oct 17, 2013 12:44 PM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
I usually start planting seedlings in September, this will assure a better chance of first year bloom. If I plant later than September my percentage decreases, and the chance of another year of upkeep is the result of an umbloomed seedling the first season.

This year I have put in another raised bed and will increase my seedling output by another 300..

I have planted some seedlings which were started earlier in the season, along with some seedlings started later.
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Imagelyle627
Oct 17, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
I use 38 cell trays 5" depth, this will allow for leaving the seedlings in the trays longer. For best results when leaving seedlings in tray for a longer period of time. make sure the bottom of the trays make contact with the soil, this will let the roots extend into the soil.for larger plants
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Imagelyle627
Oct 17, 2013 1:03 PM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
This tray has been in this spot for a few months, and you can see how large the seedlings have grown without transplanting, and having soil contact allows nutrients coming from the soil, and a dose of Milorganite helps also.
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Imagelyle627
Nov 26, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
It has been some time since I have updated my seedling progress. The seedlings in the 2 beds below will bloom in 2014, they will be fertilized In the spring, for maximum growth.


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Daylilies are still showing a lot of green. 11/26/2013
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Imagetink3472
Dec 20, 2013 6:17 AM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonmnet, FL zone 8b
looking good Lyle
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 20, 2013 8:17 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Just found this cubit. Another Daylily fan! Hurray! My oh my. Look at all those beautiful babies. Oh the anticipation of waiting to see what new bloom will be presented. Hilarious! With being out there in AZ. do your find your seedlings going into a summer dormancy during the hottest part of the year?

What's your favorite form to grow?
Imagelyle627
Dec 21, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
The harsh summer heat we experience in the desert southwest has the same effect on daylilies, and seedlings as does the harsh winter of the northern states. Daylilies like most plants will go into a dormancy to protect themselves from the elements.

I like daylilies with large edges, also like eyes and ruffled edges. Single forms are my favorite, but I am learning to like all forms.

Dormancy, end of summer, photo taken end of August.
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Imagelyle627
Feb 17, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
This is the time of year I will start a control program for any harmful insects.

Two of my seedling beds. Photo taken 02/16/2014
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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 25, 2014 3:49 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I am loving seeing all that green Lyle. I can't wait til your babies start blooming and seeing what new blooms you have. When do you expect to start seeing the first blooms?

Is there some special cross you made that you hoping to see this year?

I know what you mean about the bugs. A couple of warm days and the aphids are out already. Hopefully this new polar plunge will kill some of them off.

I am so far behind on my Daylily seed sowing. Wanna do my seed for me. Whistling Hilarious!
Imagelyle627
Feb 26, 2014 8:06 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
My first blooms start around mid - to late April..
Photo taken April 22, 2012
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First bloom April 24, 2013
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Cross to watch in 2014
HOLY GUACAMOLE X FANTASTIC FRINGE
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CLOAK OF DARKNESS X LARRY'S OBSESSION -
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Good luck, with those seeds - lol
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Imagelyle627
Mar 26, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
I have been waiting all winter for this guy....My first seedling scapes have started to pop-up in the garden, I hope to be posting some seedling photos soon..
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Imagestarlight1153
Mar 27, 2014 6:12 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Oh.... How exciting to see new babies sprouting up. I bet the anticipation has you happier than a worm in a new pile of leaves. Smiling

Is that the CLOAK OF DARKNESS X LARRY'S OBSESSION seedling cross? All that ruffled and toothy edges should make for a very interesting edge I would think. Wonder if the eye from CLOAK OF DARKNESS will transfer. Love how the eye goes way down the throat.

Usually by now I have a few scapes trying to sprout, but with this terrible winter we had I am wondering how many plants are even going to survive.

Imagelyle627
Mar 27, 2014 8:12 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
Here are the starts for LJS
LITTLE JET SETTER (Stamile, G.) diploid D652A {(Got The Blues x sdlg. 3104) x (Sdlg.20245 X Yankee Doodle blues) x(Honkey Tonk Blues x Little Secrets)} 18” EMRe. SEv. 2 7/8” . 4-5 way branching. 24-26 buds.

There is always the possibility of a recessive gene coming out in any cross.

The weather has been strange all around the country, my temps have been in the 80's for some time now, all I need is the daylight hours to increase to get my bloom season started.

I have a cross that generated a nice dark eye and edge..
BOUCHER X JOHNNY CASH
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SEEDLING
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Imagestarlight1153
Mar 27, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Now that is one stunning seedling! With that dark eye it looks like smooth velvet and makes you want to reach out and just stroke the petals. Nice edge too. I don't particularly care for the tight "pie crust" or "curtain rod" scrunched up tight edges to much. Your seedling has just enough to make it interesting yet it looks like it wants to float on the wind too.

You gonna register it or still evaluating it?

Thanks for the stats on LJS. I appreciate it. It too cute. I may just have to get a couple fans of it.
Imagetink3472
Mar 28, 2014 3:33 AM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonmnet, FL zone 8b
Awesome Hurray! Can't wait to start seeing photos. We are so far behind in our season this year from the weather that we may not have scapes until May.
Imagelyle627
Mar 28, 2014 8:24 AM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
Thanks, I will evaluate the seedling this spring. I usually allow at least rebloom on a second year seedling in the evaluation bed before I will remove it.

Michele -If all goes well, I hope to have seedling's blooming in a week or two. Last year my garden had decent bloom around May 28th.
My blooms over a three year period.
Photo taken May 28, 2011 - hybridizing area
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Photo taken May 28, 2012 - garden photo
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Photo taken May 28, 2013
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Imagelyle627
Mar 31, 2014 5:02 PM CST
Name: Lyle
Phoenix
Final preparations have been made to these two seedling beds....
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First pod set of the season...
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springcolor
Mar 31, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Name: Julia
Western Washington
Exciting!!! Looking forward to your pictures.
Imagetink3472
Apr 2, 2014 4:32 AM CST
Name: Michele
Cantonmnet, FL zone 8b
Looking good!!!
Imagestarlight1153
Apr 2, 2014 6:25 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Wow! I haven't even got the first scape yet and you already have pods. I don't know which is more exciting. Seeing a new seedling bloom or opening a pod and having a bunch of black pearls.

Way to go. You sure have it going on. Big Grin

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