Questions regarding seedlings

Peter Taggart
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:21:46 PDT
As I said Ina, both you and I can successfully transplant seedling bulbs
during their first cycle of growth.

That does not stop it being more risky to the plant than waiting for
dormancy and a bulb with energy reserves to have formed.

Until then the root tip and attached cells (root hairs) are all the bulb
has to preserve its existence. these 'hairs are single cells and look like
a 'Fuzz' on the roots. They are usually at right angles to the root and
only one cell each. they are extremely fragile.

Habranthus tubispathus may be fast enough growing for you to handle in
three months, but you are evidently both good at growing these plants and
have ideal conditions for them. Remember others may not be so lucky.

I maintain that sound advice for someone learning to grow new seeds is
better that risky advice which the skilled or experienced person may get
away with.

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:30 AM, Ina <> wrote:

> 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.

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