User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: Modified approach to germinating seeds

  1. #1
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Modified approach to germinating seeds

    Some people like to put moist media in a baggie and sprinkle the seeds. After germination they transfer the media to a pot. I am putting a pot with the moist media and sprinkled seeds in a sealed baggie. When the germinate I just remove the baggie.

  2. #2
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used to germinate in pots in baggies.

    Now I get a bunch of the small deli/fast food restaurant condiment containers with lids. Fill it with moist chopped long fiber sphagnum and sow the seeds and snap on the lid. If they need cold stratification the go into the fridge. After the seeds germinate and grow 3 or 4 true leaves I'll poke holes in the lid with a pin. After they grow to a manageble size I repot them.

    I'll still use pots for species that don't like root disturbance like Byblis or pygmy sundews.

  3. #3
    larry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,724
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I germinate many Drosera seeds in a cup of RO water. Makes it easier for me to see their progress.
    larry
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigflytrap/
    Save a tree, legalize cannabis.
    Be enlightened

  4. #4
    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    I live in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    3,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by larry View Post
    I germinate many Drosera seeds in a cup of RO water. Makes it easier for me to see their progress.
    I like this method also. I don't have to worry about soil drying or whether or not the seeds have sprouted, or algae sliming up the pot.
    ---Steve Allinger---

    How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?

    My Grow List

  5. #5
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I used to germinate in pots in baggies.

    Now I get a bunch of the small deli/fast food restaurant condiment containers with lids. Fill it with moist chopped long fiber sphagnum and sow the seeds and snap on the lid. If they need cold stratification the go into the fridge. After the seeds germinate and grow 3 or 4 true leaves I'll poke holes in the lid with a pin. After they grow to a manageble size I repot them.

    I'll still use pots for species that don't like root disturbance like Byblis or pygmy sundews.

    I like this because it gets them acclimated to being exposed to the air.

  6. #6
    CPlantaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Corn Field, Iowa
    Posts
    970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Could someone describe the process of germinating in distilled RO water? Do you just fill a small cup w/ the water and then stick in some seeds? Is it that easy?
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

  7. #7
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I like this because it gets them acclimated to being exposed to the air.
    Just poke more/bigger holes in the lid or unsnap the lid and slide it progressively wider open to harden off the seedlings.

  8. #8
    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    I live in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    3,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CPlantaholic View Post
    Could someone describe the process of germinating in distilled RO water? Do you just fill a small cup w/ the water and then stick in some seeds? Is it that easy?
    In a word "Yep!"
    ---Steve Allinger---

    How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?

    My Grow List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •