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From: John Allman <john.allman at OPTUSNET.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Seedex 2010
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Has anyone used espom salts to assist with speeding up seed germination, =I
have been told the magnesium assists, this works with many seeds, not sur=e
about trillium.

John A



On 30/10/10 6:37 AM, "Michael Broz" <mikeb47591 at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

> My potting mix is basic: peat / perlite / leaf mold compost / and I add=some
> woodland soil. My pots are plunged
> into a prepared planting site under mature oak trees. Squirrels are a p=roblem
> so I bury one additional plant label
> in the bottom of the pot. Some of my seed doesn't germinate including s=eed I
> collect form my own trilliums,
> some seed does well - this can very from year to year. Some surprises i=nclude
> T. lancifolium from the seed exchange
> which bloomed this past spring in the pot after five years. T. rugelii =is
> doing very well form seed. I am also working
> with western trilliums (T.kurabayashii, and T. chloropetalum) slowly co=ming
> along and T. angustipetalum doing very well.
> I believe seed is the way to go if a person is having trouble with west=ern
> trilliums. I fertilize with fish oil extract
> mixed with water.
>
> If I plant large amounts of trillium seed, I work up special planting b=eds in
> the woods. After tracking these beds,  I get
> large losses perhaps just as in nature. This occurs in my own woods whe=re T.
> sessile and T, recurvatum direct seed
> next to to the mother plants. I can have a thousand juvenile two year o=ld
> seedlings and only a handful survive.
>
> As for T. nivale, I do not pot up seed but direct sow into T. nivale be=ds.
>
>
> Michael Broz
> Vincennes, Indiana
> Zone 6
>
>
>
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