An Introduction and A Japanese Iris Seed Question

J.E. Shields
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:11:50 PDT
Hi Anita,

Welcome to the PBS group.  I live over in Westfield, on the far north side 
of Indianapolis.

We used to grow Japanese iris here.  They want a somewhat acidic soil, and 
abundant moisture in the growing season.  Plant your seed and seedlings in 
a peaty mix.  I like Promix BX with Biofungicide, but it is neutral so you 
would have to add a bit of sulfur or iron sulfate, ammonium sulfate, or 
some other acid fertilizer.

Best wishes,
Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 03:07 PM 3/27/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>Well, let's try this again and hope it works this time.
>   Hello Everyone, I'm Anita Clyburn and I live in zone 5B, Terre
>Haute, Indiana. I just joined the PBS List this week but haven't yet
>joined the PBS organization.
>I need to know what sort of soil I should be using for germinating
>Japanese iris seed. I followed the directions I got from a website and
>have just taken the seed out of the refrigerator. Quite a few of them
>are beginning to sprout already, so I cannot delay in potting them up.
>Trouble is I'm not quite sure how to do this properly. Could someone
>please provide me with some howto's.
>Thanks a bunch! Anita

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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