BX 192 Dormant?

robertwerra@pacific.net robertwerra@pacific.net
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 22:53:14 PST
I have tried switching So African winter growing corms(mainly moraeas) based on science or philosophy( I was a philosophy major.) Based on science, I would do the plant, water and cool and keep going as long as possible if they sprouted. Based on logic and philosophy, I would put them in sand and vermiculite in the living room at house temperature for 9 months until the following fall. I would speak to them regularly, telling them we were having a drought and they should just remain dormant for a year like they would do at home in a drought. Then I would plant them the following fall and water them, telling them the drought was over and it's OK to sprout. Success was 50% in each group. I think Harold Koopowitz would have the greatest experience based on his years at the UC Irvine Arboretum So. African collection.   Bob Werra

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