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    Niki,
    Sorry, I guess you found a mistake I didn't. It should say: "place the seeds on peat moss without covering the seeds with the moss in the act."
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    just a word about growing CPs from seed..
    I dont mean this to be discouraging, just offering a dose of realism!

    growing from seed is VERY unrewarding for about 5 years!
    because here is the schedule:

    sow seeds, a few weeks later some tiny green shoots appear!
    thats cool!

    a year goes by.
    the plants barely change at all.
    plants are about 1/2 inch tall.

    another year goes by.
    plants are one inch tall.

    the third year goes by.
    maybe 2 inches tall.

    4th or 5th year, finally decent sized plants!

    its just a VERY slow process..
    for people new to the hobby, I would recommend not bothering with seeds at all until maybe you have a few years under your belt and really want to try seeds..
    and seedlings are MUCH harder to keep alive than adult plants..and they just sit there doing nothing for years and years..if they are catching any bugs, you cant even tell, because the plants are so small.

    its MUCH easier to simply buy adult plants!
    and get experience with growing and dormancy with those..
    adult plants are much easier to deal with..

    nothing wrong with growing from seed if you are really into it!
    its just a not a great way to get plants if you are new to the hobby..

    Scot

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    My method: Place sarracenia seed in vial of distilled/reverse osmosis/or rainwater.
    Place in cold section of refrigerator.
    Ignore seed for six weeks to allow stratification.
    Place seed on soil (peat moss) surface.
    Soil should be in drained container and placed in water tray. DO NOT water seeded container but, water should be poured into the tray the seeds growing pot is in, not onto the seeds themselves.

    Place under grow lights on a heated seed growing pad set at 80 degrees.
    Keep growlights on constantly.
    Keep water level high.
    DO NOT use a greenhouse lid as this cuts air circulation, and seeds can/will be destroyed in place by fungus.
    Anywhere from 10 days to 8 weeks, seed will sprout during this time frame.
    If you use the natural method as shown by Scotty, expect no real results for at least 2 years.
    By the "forced" method, seedlings will be 6 to 8 inches first year, sometimes as tall as 12".
    By the end of the second growing season, seedlings will be 12" to 16 ", and can possibly flower at three years old, but more likely 4 years old.
    After a second year under lights, seedlings will absolutely have to have dormancy if you expect them to survive like the parent plants.
    NEVER LET THE SOIL GO COMPLETELY DRY!!
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    Wow that sounds great.I think I might try that.~Trapper7~
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    Any questions on lighting, just post here Trapper7, and someone will definitely give you a great education on lighting. You can grow all winter this way, and always have plants to enjoy.
    45 yrs. growin\'
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