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Maggi Young

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2022, 12:54:22 PM »
I think that was a different thread (or so far back on this one that I couldn't find it).
The fruit were most likely "Cornelian Cherries" - Cornus mas
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fermi
Indeed it was in the Tree peony thread - where fermi gave an answer too.

 https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19087.msg429227#msg429227
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2022, 05:10:31 PM »
Anyone know whats eating the seed leaves? These four seedlings, their seed leaves were all eaten but one. A first true leaf on one of the seedlings was also eaten( where the arrow is pointing). I did see a horned leaf hopper on the flowering plants during the Summer and those have also been chewed in spots.

Notice the difference in the size of the buds between the seedlings. No seed leaf and they don't grow as big.



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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2022, 06:42:53 PM »
Small rodents? 
Here accidentally introduced bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) do a lot of damage, especially in the colder months.
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2022, 02:00:52 AM »
Diane

It's interesting that she doesn't have her boots tied.


Or you can collect your own......

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2022, 02:03:43 AM »
Ashley, think it's some type of insect. Problaby won't be able to prevent it. I do have rose powder, that would kill the bugs when they eat, but with the fertilizing it would just wash off

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2022, 05:17:00 AM »
I don't know why she didn't fall out of those boots.  And then, after saying how dangerous it would be to have any skin exposed in the cave, she left her eyes and her hands uncovered.

I'm glad I had a safe clean job.
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2022, 01:45:12 AM »
September 16th 2022 was the first day that I had started fertilizing.

This was the oldest picture I  could find, that I took of this seedling
9/28/2022



Today 12/17/2022



Cropped



12/29/2022

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2022, 06:29:49 AM »
Guff

I wouldn't concern myself with the seed leaves. You have a good growth tip.

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2023, 06:28:03 PM »
Marc, thanks. Spring is 2.5 months away, won't be long now.

It's been between 40-50 during the day the past few days. Suppose to be 60 tomorrow with rain.

Still growing
12/29/2022




1/2/2023



1/6/2023
Since the weather has been warm for a week(40-55 day time), fertilized the seedlings and seed bed Monday(1/2/2023).





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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2023, 06:06:46 PM »
Well, it's disappointing. Ground upheaval and ice crystals popped these seedling tops off. Above post, won't be able to do updates. You wouldn't believe how many seedlings of other plants I lose each year because of this......


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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2023, 07:09:11 PM »
I never had this!

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2023, 07:43:29 PM »
I think it's caused by rain, then rapid freezing. Happens 3-5 times a winter here. Was going to post this in my cyclamen thread, but will here. These coum seedlings were planted 2 inches deep into the soil(seed sown), now they sit out of the ground on top of ice crystals that are 4 inches high up from the soil level. I had mentioned in the Cyclamen Bioag Ful-Power experiment thread, this is what happens.....very disappointing.




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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2023, 11:58:43 PM »
An unfortunate outcome for the seedlings, after all the work put in to prepping the beds for seed sowing.

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2023, 06:52:13 AM »
I think it's caused by rain, then rapid freezing. Happens 3-5 times a winter here. Was going to post this in my cyclamen thread, but will here. These coum seedlings were planted 2 inches deep into the soil(seed sown), now they sit out of the ground on top of ice crystals that are 4 inches high up from the soil level. I had mentioned in the Cyclamen Bioag Ful-Power experiment thread, this is what happens.....very disappointing.

Guff,

The seedlings are likely still viable.  Try planting them in a flat under lights till spring.
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2023, 07:49:34 PM »
I'm a beginner, but I sow very minerally, no freezing like this.

 


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