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Thread: fungicide for stratification of sarracenia seed?

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    I've had seeds in bubblegum containers with water, in the butter keeper of the fridge. I had 10 of them there this winter. I used no chemicals and sowed in small pots of LFS. I had no mold or dampoff, even when the seedlngs were saturated - but exposed to the air. Isn't that pretty much what they experience in nature?

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    I use cinnamon to help prevent mold and fungus when stratifying on a damp paper towel. It seems to work well.
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    This is a little off topic but is stratifying with a wet paper towel the best thing that works for you guys? i was wondering if I should or put seeds on a moist pot of their peferred media and put in the fridge (when I do get seeds which will be like in a year or two XD).
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    Thanks I did hear about using paper towels from public bathrooms becuase they don't mold as well. Great for sending plants bareroot. I'm out of LFS and I might consider ga3 as I don't want to wait two months to stratify my seed I want to give it a headstart or start the seedlings under flourescents and skip there first or second dormancy.
    The species is oreophila and I did not order the seed nor do I yet have viable seed.
    so the seed can't go moldy to start with.
    so how long should I stratify oreo seed for max germination?
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    I use wet kitchen roll wrapped in foil. It's much easier than using pots (for space reasons) and moss as it's hard to find the seeds after that way.

    I use 5 weeks for every sarracenia species and get good germination rates.

    I use cinnamon to help prevent mold and fungus when stratifying on a damp paper towel. It seems to work well.
    Reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Homer wants to buy Lisa's rock, which is designed to keep tigers away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissytal View Post
    I use cinnamon to help prevent mold and fungus when stratifying on a damp paper towel. It seems to work well.
    do you just sprinkle it lightly over the papertowel?
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    Yep. I just take a couple pinches, depending on the size of the paper towel, and sprinkle it mainly over the seeds and in a small area around the seeds. I've found that the edges of the paper towel will sometimes get moldy, but it never moves to where the cinnamon is sprinkled.

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    I never cold stratify any more, it is a pain. I soak Sarracenia seeds for 24 hrs in a GA3 solution, i have had great viability, and it is a whole lot easier than the paper towel trick, not to mention 4 weeks and 6 days faster.

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