Hippeastrum culture

Del Allegood npublici@yahoo.com
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:36:28 PDT
Karl,

Look on Gardeweb.com.Dianna doesn't do hybrids.A lady named Maria,from Virginia is a member. She sells on Ebay and sometimes has yellow hybrids.The best thing to do is to go on Ebay once in a while and search for what you want with their search engine.A Japanese seller,who invented some of those yellows sells them there. Be warned they are High priced.
 Del Allegood. 



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 From: Karl Church <64kkmjr@gmail.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum culture
 

Diana, great advise-thanks. By the way, do you know of anyone who might
have either seeds or bulbs of H. "Opal Star" or H. "Yume Mitai" that they
would sell, trade, or share?
Karl Church
On Jun 13, 2013 8:53 AM, "Diana Chapman" <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:

> No, I don't.  I just use dish soap with bleach to wash the pots and
> benches. I just fill up a wheelbarrow with soapy bleach solution to wash
> the pots, and it goes really fast.  I wash the bulbs in water with just
> a dash of dish soap to break the surface tension.  If I do find any kind
> of rot, I scrape or cut out that part and dust with sulfur.  Sometimes,
> if I think the bulb might not make it, I clean it thoroughly, removing
> all damaged tissue and twin scale the rest of the bulb, since some of
> the species I have are in very short supply and I don't want to
> sacrifice even one bulb.  If I have plenty, I just throw the damaged
> bulb away.  In the past I have used Cleary 3336WP, a systemic fungicide,
> which is very good, but to buy it now I need a pesticide applicator's
> license and I don't want to go that route. It would be very burdensome
> to take the classes and file monthly reports for a small business like
> mine, and I have found these practices I have outlined to work just as
> well, maybe better.  I have two young helpers one day a week who do the
> washing, and they are very organically oriented, so they have been a
> good influence.  One worked right through her pregnancy in my
> greenhouses, so I was also motivated to phase out the use of chemical
> solutions.  I have been very pleased with the results.
>
> Diana
> http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/
> http://www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com/
> >   Diana:
> >
> > That's great advice.
> >
> > Do you disinfect with any commercial product during your cleaning
> process.
> >
> > Arnold
> > New Jersey
> >
> >
> > On 06/12/13, Diana Chapman wrote:
> >
> > I have modified some of the cultural advice posted yesterday and added
> > some tips on specific species. I will add to this in the future.
> >
> > I have had people ask me how I keep my Hippeastrums so healthy. I must
> > emphasize the yearly repotting and cleaning. We repot all the bulbs in
> > winter, clean the bulbs, removing any dead tissue, dead roots, and all
> > the outer dry tunics, scraping off dead material from the basal place.
> > Sometimes I dust with sulfur when I do this, otherwise not. The pots
> > are washed, and the benches washed also, and the bulbs repotted in fresh
> > material with the old potting mix discarded. I used to use fungicides,
> > but have not had to for the past two years. I keep my bulbs much drier
> > than most bulbs. The only problem I have had with rots is when the
> > medium is too moist. There are some species that like moisture (H.
> > blumenavium, but maybe it's not a Hippeastrum after all!). Old potting
> > mix gets compacted, fungal disease can build up, so the repotting is
> > very important. It is a very big job, and my helpers and I do it in the
> > winter, but my collection is very valuable to me.
> >
> > blog: http://www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com/
> >
> > Diana
> > http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/
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