View Full Version : I'm germanating some nep. seeds!
11-30-2002, 09:05 PM
* * *I've decided that I wanted to grow some neps from seed! I have N. ventrincosa and ampularria (sp) seeds
What do I use for soil? Are there any specific requirements? (Please answer as soon as possible! )
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12-01-2002, 09:44 PM
Spec, well since no one has answered you in the 2 days that i noticed since you post this topic. you can place them in wet l/f/s moss and sprinkle them on top of it
One easy way that I have used to sprout nep seeds is to take a pot, fill it with peatmoss that is damp, water through it to settle it, then sprinkle your seeds on the peat and then cover the peat with about a sixteenth inch of silica sand. Dampen it again. Keep in your terrarium heated until they sprout. Sometimes it is fast, and sometimes it is slow, but if you have viable seed, when they pop, you usually have decent germination. Good luck. Aloha from Hawaii.
12-02-2002, 01:33 PM
The silica sand that you use, is it the very fine grain kind or is it very course? Would there be a difference in using a course grain? Thank a lot.
12-02-2002, 04:08 PM
I have a friend in the UK who uses perlite/vermerculite with great success. I would think there would be a lesser chance of fungus with this.
The sand on top of peat was a very interesting concept. My biggest problem is full contact with the medium, and that may be the answer. Not to mention, fine silica is white and probably reflective to the seedlings.
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12-02-2002, 04:35 PM
Griffin, go into your controll panel and somewhere in there there is an avatar option if ya want to use one of them.
The silica sand I use is rather fine and I get it at the builders' supply. Sandblasting sand with a fine grit.
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