It's been a day less than a week since I planted my different varieties of sundew seeds. However, it has now (too late unfortunately) come to my attention that my cat may have peed in the sand before I mixed it with the peat. I don't know this for sure, because I thought the peeing may have been done after I used the sand, but now I'm getting a rank smell for inside my terrarium and I can't see any mold or rot to account for it, and nothing has happened with my sundews yet (again though, it's only been a week). So I'm thinking of starting again, but here's my dilemma:
I only have a select number of seeds left, and they are so small I have a hard time figuring out how to handle them.
Should I germinate them im a tray of water outside of the warmth of my terrarium first, THEN put them on the soil once the seeds swell and break?
Or should I be able to just take them all and scatter them on the soil right away in the terrarium, keeping them warm and humid until they germinate? If I should do it this way, what's the easiest way to get the seeds from the paper into the pot without losing them since they're so small? Also, since they are so small should I just germinate them all at once to make sure I get at least one plant for each variety out of the deal (I estimate I have approx. around 10+ seeds left per variety)?
I want my sundews, someone help me get my babies up please! I believe these seeds have already been through a stratification process, or whatever the cold period is. The species are listed in an earlier topic I started. Thanks. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
And yes, unfortunately I need idiot-proof instructions because I've never germinated seeds before except for my mimosa of which only one is finally sprouting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]