Re: Re: Re: Soil pH

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:45:28 -0400

> > to recall that S. minor had two flowering periods even when I was in
> > the midwest, although I may be misremembering. I think
> > transplanting may also affect trap prod
> Are your S.minor able to produce seed from these second flowers? When
> I get fall flowers they just don't seem to make. It's not that the
> cold kills them, the flower buds just pitter out and shrivel before
> the frosts hit.
I never really stopped to compare. I believe I have a new flower that
recently opened- last time I looked it still had petals. I will try to
self it and see what happens. I would guess that as a general rule the
fall flowers are productive - evolutionary advantage and all that. Also
of course, there is no cold spell down here to interfere with the
flowering process. If we get any frost at all it won't be until