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#1 Carnivine

 
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:32 AM

I have some Sarracenia and Darlingtonia seeds to set. However, I have never grown these from seed before so what I need to know is - well, everything really lol.

1) When do I sow the seeds
2) Do I use general cp compost
3) Do the seeds need covering withy a layer of compost, sand etc
4) Anything else I may need to know lol

Thanks in advance for any info that comes forward :biggrin:

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

I have some Sarracenia and Darlingtonia seeds to set. However, I have never grown these from seed before so what I need to know is - well, everything really lol.

1) When do I sow the seeds now
2) Do I use general cp compost yes, "peat" perlite mixes good
3) Do the seeds need covering withy a layer of compost, sand etc no
4) Anything else I may need to know lol just sow, put outside in the greenhouse or a coldframe, in a water tray, and forget, will sprout in spring

Thanks in advance for any info that comes forward :biggrin:



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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Cheers, will do it later today.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Just remember the seeds are light, so don't sneeze on them or try to move a sown tray in windy weather!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 14:13 PM

seeds sown last week on the left, sown last year on the right...
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 16:25 PM

Tomorrow's job for me as well. 30 crosses to sow!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 22:18 PM

Not the clearest pictures, but:

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 23:11 PM

I would consider putting just peat moss on the top of the pot, in order to avoid seedlings developing outside the soil

I'm dreaming about wonderful hybrids for the next years...I'm doing my best for that!!! XD
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

I think one of those tags is actually crooked!:whistling:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 18:46 PM

My next job.
Got leucos, oreophilas, and some nice hybrids to sow. Nice and easy for this year

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 19:34 PM

Yuri, very organised already.But i can see a pot with two labels in that upsets the regimented rows :on_the_quiet:
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:06 PM

Yuri, very organised already.But i can see a pot with two labels in that upsets the regimented rows :on_the_quiet:
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ahahahha Yep, there were two crosses of mine, where I only got 2 (two) seeds from both, so I put them into the same pot, being two very different crosses!! :P

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

Hehehe, now i've seen that i've got a bit of OCD kicking off ;)

FIX IT!

Adrian, how is your eyesight better than mine????

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 13:14 PM

Well, I had my seeds in the fridge over christmas for around 6 weeks, and set them in early January. To date, nothing has happened, not a thing. Am I being impatient or should they have started to sprout by now?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 13:57 PM

Well, I had my seeds in the fridge over christmas for around 6 weeks, and set them in early January. To date, nothing has happened, not a thing. Am I being impatient or should they have started to sprout by now?

You're a bit early yet. I can't remember when my seeds germinated last year, but I'd be surprised to see anything before April. None of my seeds this year has sprouted yet either. Be patient :whistle3:

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 15:19 PM

What conditions are they planted in? Too early for germination if they're in a cool greenhouse

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 16:46 PM

Way too early for up here,look at the end of april or early may,unless it stays mild.Then they could be a bit earlier if in a greenhouse.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 17:54 PM

Thanks for the advice. They are actually in a cool greenhouse so I will wait and be patient lol.