Growing Daffodils

Basal rot treatment

A few prized tetraploid tazettas became infected with basal rot. I invented a treatment that successfully cured them. I am not scientist but a gardener and breeder of Narcissus who…

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N. hedraeanthus luteolentus – diff. forms

December 19, 2019
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Attached are pics of several forms and colours of what I have been accustomed to calling N. hedraeanthus ssp. Luteolentus but now, according to Rafa I must learn to call…

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Cold November

December 6, 2019
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Not much news on olde daffnet. It turned cold here in New Jersey about the first few days in November and stayed cold – and miserable.  I planted my few…

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Sous Vide for hot water treatment

November 25, 2019
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Anyone wanting to hot water treat their bulbs on a small hobbyist level might want to consider a sous vide machine like this one: https://anovaculinary.com/. I’ve used the Precision Cooker…

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Belated Happy Halloween & Fall Planting

November 1, 2019
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On a handout virtually copied from one Bob Spotts wrote years ago and that we adapted to our clime and calendar in Chicago, we advised: “Plant before Halloween.” Our Midwest…

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N. serotinus growing notes

October 28, 2019
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I thought I’d write about my experience growing Narcissus serotinus over the past year as I find things like this written by others to be fascinating. Feel free to offer…

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