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    Took some more pics yesterday of what I am hoping are seed pods forming. Looks like 7 with the green pods so far

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    one of the seeds I got from SDCPs germinated now what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICKEY View Post
    one of the seeds I got from SDCPs germinated now what?
    Now you grow it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICKEY View Post
    one of the seeds I got from SDCPs germinated now what?
    Don't breath on it, don't touch it, don't look it straight in the eye, don't get it too wet, and don't feed it after midnight. Congrats on the germination.

    How big a pot do you have it in and what kind of media?

    The main thing is not keeping them too wet or too dry after germination, just moist, and having the right amount of light. I have a 2-bulb shop light, T12, 40w cool white bulbs and I put them roughly about 6" from the lights. If too close to the lights for the first couple weeks after germination, I have had them fry. I also germinate seeds in my south-facing garden window and they actually do better and grow faster there, but that is in late winter when it does not get too hot in there. I do not top water at this stage. After they get a few inches tall, I back off on watering and keep the soil much drier. I have more success keeping seedlings alive if they germinate in big terra cotta pots. The ones I germinate in peat pots I would plant the peat pots into their final pot soon after germination if I am going to keep them. I find it is harder to regulate moisture in peat pots as they tend to not dry out very fast and stay too wet if not careful and the seedlings die. They also benefit from good air flow. I try to put them outside in full sun as soon as danger of frost is gone and they are at least 6" tall as that seems to be where they do best for me.

    This is just what has worked for me in my growing conditions. Others with more experience may have methods that work just as well or better and I would ask around to see what others have had success with as my growing conditions may not be the same as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ57 View Post
    Took some more pics yesterday of what I am hoping are seed pods forming. Looks like 7 with the green pods so far

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    Congrats! You have seed

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    Thanks. It seems that every flower is now forming a seed pod, like 15 so far! Just found another flower stalk coming up from a side shoot yesterday. New leaves are forming on 2 of the flower stalks, is that normal? Afraid they will topple the flower stalks. Debating whether to cut those leaves off.

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    New leaves? Like plantlets?
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