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    HI:

    I want to order some seeds from the ICPS so I can start growing sarracenias and perhaps some others from seed. Yes, I KNOW they can take 3 years or more to be fully adult.

    Is there a general mixture you use for seed starting? I am thinking of 1/2 peat and 1/2 perlite. They will be kept in a closed terrarium.

    Advice on selecting seeds to grow would be appreciated.
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    either one will work, but for sarracenia i use pure milled LFS.

    be sure to give them a stratification. or if you want to do things the easy way. go ahead and put em outside this fall, leave them alone and outside and they will sprout in the spring.

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    To grow now, wrap the seed in a wet paper towel and then wrap in tin foil. Put it in the fridge for 5 weeks and then sow on peat or live moss, athough I find it's better to put a top dressing of peat on the moss otherwise it will grow over the seedlings.
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