Cynthia Mueller cynthiasbulbs@hotmail.com
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:44:36 PST
We can have a bit of fun, through changing a well known joke about Mrs. Schroedinger saying to her husband, "Ervin, vott are you doink to zat cat -- it looks haff dead!" We can ask you what else were you doing to your tubers...

Cynthia W Mueller

On Jan 8, 2017, at 12:43 PM, Leo Martin <stnalpsoel@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Does anyone else grow [Walleria gracilis] or one of the other
>> species?
> I bought some Walleria gracilis seed from Silverhill in 2000, I believe. It
> has only been available once since then from Silverhill, I think. Five of
> about ten seeds sprouted that year. In future years there were 0-2 sprouts
> in the pot. Sprout location varied from year to year, so I imagined
> different tubers were growing or sleeping, as they saw fit. They never grew
> well. Maybe they got too cold? I have occasional frost.
> One late summer, about 6 years after planting, and after two seasons with
> no sprouts, I unpotted them. There were three slightly shriveled, but
> alive, tubers. I repotted into a very sandy mix.
> I have not seen sprouts since. I still water the pot every winter.
> Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schroedinger's cat, and what all.
> Leo Martin
> Zone 9?
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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