Good news!, received SASEs from:
- Joseph Clemens
You may notice that the SASE says "USA only" but I will accept them from other countries on certain conditions.
Allenphoon, please post what you want so I can send it your way
Got mine today! Thanks!
Here's what I did, in case I have success.
I took four of those plastic trays your grocery store's bakery typically puts things like croissants in (like this; square, about one square foot). I used 50/50 peat/perlite, rinsed everything really well, then nuked the media in the microwave for two minutes (at about an inch deep). Let the media cool, then put it into the trays about an inch to an inch and a half deep; one tray per species. Made sure the media was nice and damp, sprinkled the seed on the media, closed the lids, then put the trays in my rack. We'll see how it goes!
Reaper I think you may have just solved some of my problems forever.
Seed_________# of Lots
D. indica "PPF" .........1
D. filiformis "FL RD" ...1
D. venusta ..............0
D. capensis ..............0
D. capensis ‘Albino’ ......1
Will PM you
You guys are going CRAZY now! Spending like 3x+ more on postage than neccesary and...these elaborate setups!
But, your effort is rewarded in that the seeds are safer.
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Also, I took the trays out of the rack (it was getting too cold in there; good for highlanders, not so much for seeds) and put them in a room where it's something like 75 degrees and catches a good amount of indirect light from an east-facing window. Once they (hopefully) germinate, they'll go back into the rack for the light.
Seed received. Plan to sow tonight in 2" square pots on the surface of a 1/4" layer of thoroughly rinsed black sand. Makes it very easy to see the seedlings as soon as they begin to emerge from the seed coat.
Tucson, Arizona, U S A
Take it as a compliment
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The only reason I wonder is some of those plants might like an acidic media...probably no problem with the D. indica though.
Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-11-2010 at 05:42 PM. Reason: Nomenclature tweak
I use the black sand topping quite usually when I'm sowing seed. It has worked very well. It makes a nice contrast between the newly emerging seedlings and the black sand. I germinate under fluorescent lighting - I would probably be apprehensive in using it if I were germinating under natural light (the sand might get too hot for the seedlings).
Tucson, Arizona, U S A