When is is time to toss my seedlings

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by andy, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. andy

    andy Active Member

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    2 months ago very little with any promise yet. a lot of cross pollinating last month and getting ready for hundreds of more seeds, when do I toss the old and make room for the new?
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Those do not look too promising but I have no experience with seedlings maybe Keith can give a little advice??

     
  3. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Seedlings are like a box of chocolates, just keep trying.
     

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  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Andy,

    The seedlings in the photos are way too young to make an assessment. In another couple of years, you'll know if you've got something or not. I wouldn't dump anything yet.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Historical fact: Many of Richard Krukonis' plants were discarded seedlings of Ralph Davis which he felt were not going to be anything. I believe the much sought after Richard Krukonis cultivar was one of them. The "rule of thumb" is three years. I've seen some young ones look very promising turn albino. ;)
     
  6. keith

    keith Active Member

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    If you have room, I would keep them a couple of years. You must have patience.
     
  7. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Andy, I think you're going to have to quit your job & take care of all your seedlings:rolleyes: And post weekly updates!
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Andy,

    Ray and Keith are absolutely right. Don't throw them away, they need a good couple of years to show if their going to be worth anything, or not.
     

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