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Guff

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #60 on: September 16, 2023, 02:49:42 AM »
Making some progress. Have one light rehanged and the cabinet on it's side for now. The back has a thin weak backing to it. If I decide to grow some cyclamen this winter, will flip it over for more room and make it stronger with some plywood.







Turned up the power to 50%, so far they seem ok with the extra light.
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2023, 10:50:04 PM »
Hanged the second Led light. Next year will probably buy another XS2000,  and will be able to grow 150 seedlings in 2 liter soda bottles through the winter. More then enough seedlings for me to make some faster progress with hybridizing.....


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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2023, 01:50:14 AM »
How old are your seedlings in the red plastic glasses?

And how soon do you expect flowers?
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2023, 02:00:48 AM »
Diane, the oldest(biggest) seedlings are one month old, the rest vary. Some are a week-two-three weeks from germination. They are growing faster than last Winter. Temps are around 78 degrees right now, during the Winter it's 55 degrees or so. Putting them into single cups, and more room has helped. Hoping to see flowers Summer 2024....

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2023, 04:27:26 PM »
Daylily seeds, these will vary in size and shape, but should be the size of a plump pea(depending on how much they have dried out in the pod), and or the size of a dry pea when they dry out.

Pictures are of plump seeds, just collected right out of the cracked seed pods. I let them air dry for 3 days, then put them into fridge.




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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2023, 05:18:47 PM »
I ordered daylily seeds from an online company in the U.S., and the seeds just arrived - from China!

They don't look at all like your seeds.  I will grow mine, to see what they actually are.

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2023, 06:30:06 PM »
Diane, seems you have been sent either by mistake, or it's fraud.  Those are not daylily seeds.

Scammers do the same on Amazon and Ebay, ect, with roses and other plants. It's really sad they scam people, knowing they are scamming. I just don't get their logic, other then they are theives............

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Flowers-Seeds-Shrub-Perennial/dp/B08RRRRMVL

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275925559947

I did look at the website, and all those daylilies they show are newer daylilies. Just my opinion, but the whole web site is a fraud.

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/urbangardenseeds.com
scroll down for feedback people have left for the scam site
https://www.trustpilot.com/review/urbangardenseed.com
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2023, 06:39:22 PM »
Guess there are two site, ones legit , other scammers from China. The difference is an S on the end.

scam site
https://urbangardenseed.com/
https://urbangardenseed.com/product/daylily-hybrid-flowers-seeds-hemerocallis-hybrid-100pcs-pack/

legit
https://urbangardenseeds.com/

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Diane Whitehead

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2023, 06:50:37 PM »
Yes, I ordered from https://urbangardenseed.com,  the one ending in "seed", not "seeds".
Beautiful website, gorgeous pictures.

Don't buy from them.

I'll post a picture of whatever grows from my seeds - if they grow.

Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2023, 07:16:14 PM »
Magical
Look what I found on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/zcbang-Varieties-Daylily-Flowers-Hemerocallis/dp/B09QZHZ6J8
Scroll down for the feedback. My guess same scammers

Diane Whitehead

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2023, 07:27:40 PM »
I have the address and phone number of the Chinese sender of my seeds.

Here's the phone number, if any of you speak Chinese:

8618928943683
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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2023, 07:42:53 PM »
Sad reading the feedback on Amazon. People were so disappointed. These theives should be ashamed of themselves........

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2023, 10:16:34 PM »
Hi all,

Even the Romans coined the phrase "Caveat emptor  "Buyer beware"  There have always been scammers and cheats!  Anytime I buy from a vendor I haven't used before, unless they have a reputation for integrity, I place a small order that I can afford to have wasted first.  If I am satisfied with the quality I will place larger orders.

Marc Rosenblum

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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: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2023, 08:21:13 PM »
Diane. if you payed by credit card or paypal. would contact them and report the fraud for a full refund. Contacting the scammer web site won't do anything. I'm sure they ignoore all emails. How this scam site stays up, and same as the listing on Amazon is beyond me.

I woundn't say this is buyer beware, this is straight up fraud and theft. Sending out celery seeds or whatever they are is fraud. I think you will find none germinate, thats probably another part of the scam. If the seeds don't germinate, you can't say what they are, plus they can say you didn't follow instructions(it's your fault they didn't germinate).
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Diane Whitehead

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Re: Growing Daylilies from Seed
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2023, 08:28:04 PM »
I think PayPal would have a hard time refunding my money as the bill appeared on my bank statement, and I have already paid it.

It would work OK if I had used a credit card, as they get paid directly. 

The cost was reasonable - it's not as though I was buying one of those thousand euro snowdrops.

Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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