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Set 3 seed pods on Augie’s Unique Beauty from Here’s To You Bill Robinson!

6-15-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last time i checked the greenhouse there were 3 pods set on AUB from HTYBR.  I had no idea it would work.  It was the only thing blooming this past week besides Once in a Wild Moon.  I am shocked to see this and really wondering how the seeds will turn out.  Its in the very early stages right now but I am super excited about this!  Here are some photos…

 

 

Ana White Alaskan Greenhouse Update

4/19/2020 Greenhouse build by using Ana White Alaskan Plans

Hello Friends,

We have found that it was really easy to put the walls together in our garage as they were pre-built then brought out by section (4) and screwed together. It was more challenging to put the arches in and to square up the land to make for a flat surface.

I am really appreciating the Ana White Greenhouse plans that she uploaded and shared for us. I have found a few things to add that was not really talked about but it is totally customize-able as you go. We are going to add a second section to the back doubling the size.

Also, we found that you may want to use re bar to reinforce against wind. It does get some weight to it but the rebar keeps it from moving. Here is a photo of the 3′ foot piece we installed with sledgehammer.

After we secured the side walls we built all the arches by first building the right side and then the left side. The arches were a bit challenging.

After placing the Arches we had to do a little more ground leveling as we had some high spots which was throwing off the squareness of the build. Once leveled out we added both long wall steel siding and then started to add the poly panels.

The poly panels were not cheap, they ran 30.00 a 3′ x 10′ panel but they were extremely easy to install as we just overlapped them and bent the top one right around the peak. The ease made up for the cost plus they are 20 year panels, which was great. They are very strong and the support the arches well. We noticed it strengthened the building tremendously by securing them to the arches.

The steel siding fit perfectly over the poly panels creating a natural seal good enough for a green house.

The self taping screws are made brown to match and they drilled right through the steel with little effort. The screws have a built in rubber grommet which also creates a weatherproof seal once tightened. We used a 1/4″ inch head with nut-driver bit on our impact drill. Installation is a breeze if your building structure is square.

We capped the front walls with steel panels 4′ foot sections to the door way.

Above the steel we used a Lifetime double poly wall clear panel which is 40.00 a panel and cut to match the contour of the building. Before the doors go on we have to get some plants into this greenhouse! Our plan is to add the steel panels in the back and use some landscape fabric for now to keep the heat in. It snowed twice this week in northern Ohio but the greenhouse has been a nice addition for our seedlings.

ANA WHITE GREENHOUSE UPDATE 

Hello Friends,                   4/10/20

Weather is starting to get a little better here in Ohio but we have had much precipitation a cross of flurries and rain as the temps fluctuate around freezing.  Here are some photos of the work being done on the farm.  We are building the Ana White Alaskan Green house but doubling up from 12 feet to 24 feet long and appx. 10 feet wide (all from scratch!) been challenging but we think it will be really good for us when we are done.  It looks a lot better to the eye rather than a cold frame.

We installed the 4 walls and now have the front door frame attached on top of the front wall. It’s starting to come together nicely.

You will see further down in this post a temporary cold frame we put up in winter and was actually really cheap just over 100.00 for the frame, it needed support in the center due to snow fall, doesnt hold plastic real well but it came with a white cover.  We plan on using a shade cloth in the summer?! if it survives.

Hello Friends,                      3/24/20

Weather is starting to get a little better here in Oberlin, Ohio but we have had much precipitation a cross of flurries and rain as the temps fluctuate around freezing.  Here are some photos of the work being done on the farm.  We are building the Ana White Alaskan Green house but doubling up from 12 feet to 24 feet long and appx. 10 feet wide (all from scratch!) been challenging but we think it will be really good for us when we are done.  It looks a lot better to the eye rather than a cold frame.

You will see further down in this post a temporary cold frame we put up in winter and was actually really cheap just over 100.00 for the frame, it needed support in the center due to snow fall, doesnt hold plastic real well but it came with a white cover.  We plan on using a shade cloth in the summer?! if it survives.

Ana White Alaskan Greenhouse

Cold Frame on the cheap!

We are experimenting with Raised Seedling Beds?!

We are officially in USDA Growing Zone 6 now.  Growing zones change every year, boundaries for us here in Ohio changed about 3 years ago from Zone 5 to 6.  Our daylilies are bred for look first but hardiness second and bud count would be 3rd.  We believe that the dormant daylilies will do really well in the raised beds but the Evergreens are another question?  Here is a look into our first one.  I really struggled with wood type, cedar would be best but i cannot find boards big enough.  You can see the first seedlings are doing well right now… we are testing with 3 daylily seedlings all of which have overwintered and starting to emerge!

4000 + Daylily Seedlings!

We have just over 1000 seedlings that we are offering at auction and on our website that are unbloomed. https://eustacedaylily.com/product-category/unbloomed-daylily-seedlings-for-sale/ 

It is exciting to see the parent plants and what they look like and anticipate the seedlings and how they will look taking on both the pod and pollen parents genetics.  You have an opportunity to buy the newest daylily plants that have been cross pollinated with some of the rarest flowers on Earth!!

Our daylily seedlings will all be at least 6 months old but many are up to 18 months old and ready to bloom any moment for you!  We send the biggest plants available at the time of purchase.  Most of our seedlings will be shipped June-July.  We may be able to ship earlier or hold onto your seedlings (but not for long as you will want to see them bloom for the first time:)  You can always email us with your questions.

Email: eustaceseeds@gmail.com  -or-  firstclassgardens1@gmail.com

We now have 8 acres to grow!

Kim and I went from a 2 acre farm now to 8 and really are blessed to have such a beautiful property here in northern ohio.  We got a break in the weather to line out our first seedling bed.  It is 4′ x 100′ and we look forward to using it soon when the weather breaks! 

Some of the July Daylily Seedlings

Spectacular Green!  Our goal is to get to 5000 daylily seedlings planted.  We have many unbloomed daylily seedlings for sale.  We enjoy watching them bloom for the first time!  We use the latest and best daylily cultivars to cross pollinate.  We hope you will enjoy the combinations made from seed.

https://eustacedaylily.com/product-category/unbloomed-daylily-seedlings-for-sale/ 

 

 

Leap Day! Unbloomed Daylily Seedling Update!!

It is exciting to be able to offer the newest daylily cultivars that have been cross pollinated.  They have been harvested off the seed pods, dried out, put through cold stratification and sprouted!  Now they have been growing for months and you have the opportunity to buy them!!  We are updating them daily on our website.  https://eustacedaylily.com/product-category/unbloomed-daylily-seedlings-for-sale/ 

 

Daylily Unbloomed Seedlings for Sale

Daylily Seed Vault Update

Went to check the fridge at lunch today and see there is many daylilyl seeds left over. Here is the link we have some available on website you can buy. https://eustacedaylily.com/product-category/daylily-seeds/

Here is a nice combo! CBP x Light Speed Daylily Seeds

Spring Shipping + Daylily Pricing Update This Week

Inventory is being marked down for 2020. A lot of our plants are potted up from the move and we are just wanting to get rid of some older cultivars… keep an eye out this week as about half the inventory prices will drop. We did lose some over the move that were evergreens…just got too cold for them 🙁

Augie’s Unique Beauty Daylily

Augie’s Unique Beauty

Here is a 3 fan clump just breaking winter dormancy. The fans are small and so are the scapes. The blooms make up for it. Augie’s Unique Beauty has no bloom alike and takes on the name well. Very nice broken pattern on this tetraploid. Everything else on this daylily looks like a diploid but it is not. Sets pods well and pollen is always fertile. If you plan on ordering this daylily expect a small plant, it’s just its nature. We only send Blooming size plants! Enjoy!!

Augie’s Unique Beauty

Seedling – June Singletary Sdlg

We were excited to win all of this seedling from Jammin’s Daylily Garden. It is very unique. We used it’s pollen a lot last year and still have seeds left over from the seed pods that it set very easily.

Gigawatts

GigaWatts – Held for increase (Name Registered Last Year) Intro Date TBD…

We have moved to Oberlin, OH and are in the process of moving and planting thousands of plants… We may not be so quick to respond to messages as we settle in.

We will try to keep this blog updated as we can. Kim and I just love growing daylilies and now we are on 8 acres with plenty of room to grow!!! Thank you for all your support both with our daylily plants/seeds and our YouTube Channel. Appreciate each one of you

God bless you,

Rich Eustace

MOARRR Daylily Seedlings!

Here are some more of our seedlings! The middle one is not of Ravenous Bite, we made a mistake on that title. It is Eustace’s Black and Buddy’s Victoria Jade.

I love to cross for the dark bold base with the pure white teeth. I have moved on from crossing Blues to more like these seedlings you see above. They really stand out in a field of daylilies!

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