Seed/bulb box

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 09:30:41 PDT
I think I read during this discussion that there were a surprising number of “leftover” bulb seeds that had been kept back after no one asked to receive them. It’s hard to know what is popular and what isn’t, but many people might want to start by growing simple and easy seed first, then building their collection as they become more skilled and more aware. I always try to save Rhodophiala bifida, both the red and the pink strain, because the bulbs can be expensive and because R. bifida had been said for years to be some sort of triploid strain that can’t set seed. But experimenting shows that it won’t self-pollinate. Planting a few pinks cause the reds to happily set seed. Now I wonder if those seeds languished without getting sent out, too. As long as people are taking time to analyze the Box, please tell us what’s not moving well, probably in the winter, so we can plan for what we send later.

Cynthia W Mueller
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