Brunsvigia grandiflora seeds

Fri, 10 Oct 2003 10:23:31 PDT
Mary Sue and all,

being one of the lucky recipients of these seeds and considering the long
transit they had going from South Africa to the US and then on to northern
Europe, I feel obliged to mention their current health!  All the seed, which
were definitely Wok material, have been planted and are going strong.  As an
experiment, I have one pot of them on the windowsill in warmth and the rest
are in the cool house in the garden.  The latter are subject to the changes
of temperature, currently mild, only hitting 8°C on the occaisional evening,
but they receive much more light.  Of the two groups, the cooler/lighter pot
is looking a bit more robust with better leaf colour.  One can clearly see
the swelling of the young bulb developing on both pots.  Of course, when
freezes are a threat, I may have to bring the second pot under lights as the
cool house is not heated, or barely.  I hope to keep them in growth through
the winter months.  They are looking good!

Wishing you all sucess with these little treasures.

Jamie Vande

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