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    Nep Seed Setup Critique

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    So I've tried to use all the information I've gathered tfrom the generous folk here, and sowed my second set of nep seeds, wondering if I could get any last minute advice. I put about 40 seeds in each of 4 pots. the media is 2:1 peat to sand. I have it under the lights as shown with a hydroform heat matt below the sterilite container. I put quart ziplocks over them, and misted heavily to get good seed/soil contact.

    Few questions: I plan to have about a quarter inch water in the bottom to keep them at a good moisture level, is this acceptable?
    Do I need to poke any holes in the ziplock bags? Do I need to take the bags off daily to get good air flow to em?

    Also, I have about 20 or so seeds of both mirabilis and albo. left over. Thinkign about doing the floating in water method I've read about. Thoughts on this?

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    Putting a slightly raised wire rack over the heat mat and placing the container on top of that allows for better heat flow..you'll still get bottome heat, but also side heat.
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    Yup...follow Chib's advice, otherwise, it looks just about perfect. As far as removing the bags, I do remove bags fom mine for a few seconds once a week to get some fresh air in there. No holes are needed in the bag untill the seedlings have several leaves...then I nip a tiny bit off the corners.
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    A quarter inch of water in the bottom for the seeds should be fine but I would mist the tops of the seeds every once and a while to encourage germination. If the seeds are fresh enough, eventually they will germinate.


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    Really appreciate the help! Hopefully I can get some success with this batch!
    So anyone ever try the water germination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    Really appreciate the help! Hopefully I can get some success with this batch!
    So anyone ever try the water germination?
    Nope...never even heard of that method till recently.
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    I should be receiving some nepenthes mirabilis var echinostoma seeds soon, so I will try out some seeds on this new method to let everyone know how it works. I would try it out and see you may never know what might happen.


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    I may also try this with some extra seed!

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