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Old 01-25-2012, 01:42 AM
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Hydrogen Peroxide
Iíve reading up on hydrogen peroxide H2O2 is basically a mild acid and it exhibits properties of an ion. It is a very unstable material. When it breaks down it reverts to H2O and O2. The break down is faster as temperature increases. It reacts also in the presents of metals forming salts and H2O.
What Does This Mean to Us Growers
1. Those of us experimenting with bottom heat may have to replenish our H2O2 solution sooner than those who are not. The exact temperature of the solution vs replacement time has to be determined. For now a non-scientific approach would be replenish the solution when the bubbles decrease.
2. Metals contained in water supply vary from place to place and H2O2 is very reactive. Some salts are very bad for plants while others are either neutral or good. For example common salt NaCl will eventually kill a plant while MgCl2 will be absorbed as a trace element. We need to watch the composition of our gravels. Probably the safest bet for now is to use aquarium gravel or glass pellets. To make about whatís in the water, I think Iíll use distilled water.
3. Some things to measure:
a. Temp of the water
b. Temp of the air
c. Time in hours before change H2O2 solution
d. Heat mat setting
e. Number of days to sprout
f. Number of days till transplant.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:57 AM
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Fear, Do You think he will drive you crazy being around more? I know on Mark's days off, I never seem to get anything accomplished with him around. lol I sit and miss him while he's at work, but I get much more done too.
Originally Posted by fearadyn View Post:
Excellent!!

Oh man my David just got off the night shift after years of working it. Sixteen hour shifts, holy cow!! I would be a zombie all the time!

Yep cannas love the H202, I use a nail clipper to get thru the hard coat and a small file I've got some growing right now!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:07 AM
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Pondlady, Sorry to hear about DH. I will be sending prayers as well. Hang in there and take good care of the both of you.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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Excellent work Gardener Guy!!

I really appreciate the footwork you are doing and for sharing it with us! Between all of us we will fine tune these methods to get to the quickest safest way to growing healthy beautiful daylilies from seed!!

With the records you are keeping and the methods we will know for sure if this bottom heat helps.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Cicindy, naa, its so much better to have him work day shift. Before it was listening to his snoring all day(our place is pretty small) and getting nothing done on weekends cause his sleep cycle was so screwed up. This way, it's nice and quiet all day~awwwww.... can you hear it? No snoring!
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:25 AM
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Oh plus you get to sleep with your DH more now.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:05 PM
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That's interesting GardenerGuy.
I washed my gravel in dish soap, and soaked them in mild bleach. I'm going to try soaking the gravel in baking soda as a final rinse. I had to use the decorative gravel because that is all I could find in town.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:15 PM
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Looks like we have everyone for the growout now so I'm closing sign-ups~
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:20 PM
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Smilegrowing daylilys


I would love to join dennis
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:29 PM
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Better look at the date on this post englishpea!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:34 PM
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Yep Pondlady is right, we didn't do the daylily growout this year, but all the instructions are here just follow this link~
http://www.plantswap.net/forum/group...tructions.html

If you get some daylily seed and need any further help just ask and I would love to help!
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