Questions regarding seedlings

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:30:01 PDT
Peter, Habranthus tubispathus, by the time it has grown a couple of 
months as I suggested, it has developed quite a root system, and has a 
good grip on the growing medium.

For a lot of bulb seedlings that may not work, but it does for 
Habranthus and Zephyranthes.


On 27/04/2012 12:02 p.m., Peter Taggart wrote:
>   You also undoubtably have more experiance with Habranthus
> than I. However if you know anything about the function of root hairs on
> the first root of a seedling bulb you will realise that the safer option is
> to allow them to complete their first growth cycle until dormancy before
> disturbing them, unless they are being moved before the roots have gained a
> grip of the growing medium.
> That root is more critical than the subsequent roots when the bulb has
> formed.
> Peter (UK)

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