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    Okay, people have tried innovative ways of germinating seeds and propogating leaf cuttings. I have been using plastic pipette containers, with hinged covers, as "grow chambers". I have had good success with it. Others do essentially the same thing by placing media in a baggie and sprinkling seeds or emplacing leaf cuttings. Others still just use a container with water.

    I have another twist on these methods, a hybrid, if you will, from my experience with drowning aphids. What about getting a container and filling it with one's favorite rinsed soil media and then overfilling it by a couple inches of water? Then place seeds or leaf cuttings on top - WITHOUT covering the container. How about letting the water level recede, naturally, and allowing seeds to germinate and distribute themselves in perhaps a more uniform manner, taking root in the media when the water level recedes to the surface. Does that happen in nature?

    Whaddya think?

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    Tell us how it works.

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    This method is commonly used by many growers that I know. It works. Germination in water is a good method for some seeds.

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    Jan

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    Good idea Jim! This will be the first year I germinate cp seeds! I will give your method a try.
    The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open.

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