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    getting seed to grow?

    What am I doing wrong?!?!
    I recieved some seed from folks on this board....set the seed in some peat/ pool sand mix and put it into one of the small , flat greenhouse type trays that you can buy at the big hardware stores and set on my picnic table outside and....NOTHING GREW!
    Did the temps get too high? Too much moisture?

    I NEED HELP!!!!

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    it would help if we knew what kind of seeds they are.. dont throw them out yet either!

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    How long ago and what species did you plant?

    Jason

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    Sometimes, and unbeknownst to the sender, seeds may not have been fertile.

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    darlingtonia seeds
    capensis
    spatulata var. lovellae
    burmannii
    all were planted about 1- 2 months ago

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    Darlingtonia normally want to be cold stratified. The rest often germinate without any intervention, but typically, what I do is sprinkle them on slightly moist media and cover. At ~70 F, in ~3 weeks, they germinate. But sometimes all the bes techniques end up in failure, just because the seeds weren't viable from the get go.

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    The capensis seeds should've sprouted, so something was probably wrong in your setup. Did the tray have a cover? Depending on where you live, you could've cooked them inside.

    Tell us all you can about your setup, weather, and sowing method.

    Jason

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    I think thats what happened....too much heat, cooked the seeds!

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