30 August 2012

Lily bulb scales make new bulbs - with patience and time

 Lily scales in a plastic bag with dampened vermiculite and seed starting mix.
Pinch the opening, blow into the bag and seal with a twist tie.
Keep away from sunlight.
 After 3 weeks, dump out the bag contents and sort it out, removing the scales and spoiled bits from the starting mixture.
 After removing all the outer scales, I put the central basal plate into the bag to see what would happen and they rooted.
 Here's a typical lily scale with a bulbil growing off the basal plate end.
I tucked a few slices of daffodil bulb into the bag to see what they would do and they all turned to mush.
About 25% of the lily scales were mushy on their growing tips.
About 25% of the lily scales did not grow a bulbil.

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