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getting bulb to set offsets

Posted by dangles none (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 13, 12 at 7:57

ihope u can help me i have heard that if u have a good bulb that wont make offsets that if u put nicks into the side of the basel plate it will send up a bulb at each nick has anyone tried this and did it work for u what affect did it have on the mother bulb i know that i could cut up the mother bulb but dont want to tahe the risk with her as it is a seedling that is just spectacular and the only one i have of her so please help if u can regads and happy growing danny


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Danny..pictures please....!!


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sorry donna i have not learnt how to post pictures yet also im packing to shift house also looking for a new place to rent do u know how hard it is to find a house with a big yard and to have the sun comming from the right direction so it gets onto the garden beds think we found one today also as well as packing up house i also have to dig up all my hippeastrums to shift so far have gotten up about 2500 thats about half its a big job after we are settled ill get a friend over to teach me how to post pictures so then u will be able to critique my blooms and give me your honest oppinion good or bad but in the mean time could u answer my first question thank u in advance happy gardening regards danny i might go to bed now as its 3 am


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Hi,Danny,

Actually, I don't know if nicking the basal plate would work or not, it just might! If you wanted to try it on another bulb that you didn't mind hurting if it didn't work, go ahead..

I do know that when I have a bulb that has been damaged by the Narcissus Bulb Fly..damaged.. but not totally destroyed, it very often forms bulblets on the basal plate as long as the roots are still healthy and intact..you might just take a chunk out of one side of the plate, dust with captan or whatever you guys use over there and give it a try...of course you could always try cuttage, but I'm sure you wouldn't have the heart to cut a prized bulb into pieces, I know I wouldn't...

Good luck with your moving, I can't imagine having to dig up all those bulbs and keep the labels straight and then having to replant all of them...Better you than me!!

Donna



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thank u for your kind words donna it is appreciated regards danny


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Dangles wrote: "sorry donna i have not learnt how to post pictures yet"

Ah, but all that has changed - see link below.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Can Now Add Photos Directly to a Post


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THIS IS FOR DANGLES GO TO THIS WEB SITE AND IT WILL TELL YOU HOW TO SPLICE A BULB TO GET BULBLETS, i LIVE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND I TRIED THIS IT WORKS.

Easy Propagation
Bill Warren
Amaryllis Study Group


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Hi guy's go to this web site it will tell u want to do in great detaid and it works, I have done it.

Easy Propagation
Bill Warren
Amaryllis Study Group


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Here is a link to Bill Warren's article.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Easy Propagation


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Hi Guys,

Well, That does sound interesting doesn't it? Maybe Kristi will try it on one of her "Gordies" and I should try it on my "Tinkerbell" but I think I'd like to see someone do it and document it with pictures for the rest of us who might be "chickens"...anyone??

Donna


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