Ornithogalum maculatum

Richard xerics@cox.net
Sat, 14 May 2011 11:47:13 PDT
I don't recall the seeds being that small. I seem to remember
that they are spherical and about 1/16 inch in diameter or
slightly smaller.

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[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Nhu Nguyen
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 9:53 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ornithogalum maculatum

I find the most difficult thing about keeping these seedlings
alive isn't
the sowing but their first dormancy. These seeds are dust-like
and I only
sprinkle them on top of the soil. They sprout and grew tiny
little leaves
the first year but I find that the medium particles I use are
way too large
and obscure sunlight for these little plants. In the wild
perhaps they grow
in a very fine gritty substrate. I had a pot that sprouted
nicely but
nothing comes up the second year.

Berkeley, CA

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Richard <xerics@cox.net> wrote:

> I generally sow all my small bulb seeds on the surface and
> with a thin layer of course grit.

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