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    I check this afternoon and see some shiny black seeds on my self polinated blood red that I got last year.


    I quick snip of the scissors off the first one and you can see I placed it on a sheet of paper.


    I cleared it out and you can see how they are packed in. Two seeds have already popped out.


    When popping the seeds off make sure you raise the edges of the paper as they can fly pretty far! Overall I got at least 20 seeds off the largest bud. There are still 4 buds left on that plant that could give me seeds. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I'm contemplating whether to plant them tonight or wait for the rest of the seeds to mature. I think tonight is going to win cause that means I could have baby VFTs even sooner. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Congrats on the seeds! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Mine will be ripening in about a month or so. My cuttings of VFT Bigmouth now has several leaves!
    VFT's to offer here===>http://www.phongvft.org

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    Coolio! What was your method to fertilize them?
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    To fertilize I just ripped off a piece of paper towel and rolled it around my fingers to kinda make a point. My theory was the paper fibers are about the same as hairs on a bee. I then touched the point to each anther and then the stigma. I did that a couple times each day going around each to each open flower to increase the chance of pollination. I also reused the paper towel each time to increase the pollen count. It looks like it worked on 5 out of the 7 buds, but only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What was your method to fertilize them?
    I have found it easer to simply rub the anther gently on the receptive stigma. The pollen is thereby transferred directly. However, the plants (flowers) need to be sufficiently close to one another to accomplish this.

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    Ok, I broke down and planted the little suckers! I sunk to a new level of insanity, I actually boiled the soil before putting it in the pot. Sure is a great way to make the soil look pretty tho. Lets see if I can do better than last year where my only seedling got covered from moss due to poor soil and lack of airflow. Live and learn I guess.

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    Well, if anybody wants to know how long it takes seeds to sprout, I've noticed the first seedlings ever so slightly pushing their way out of their seeds this morning! So about 17 days!

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    Congrats! I hope the seed pods on mine grow seeds it looks like only 2 out of 14 will tho ,
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