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    Here's some pics of my recently germinated VFT's....

    1) South West Giant


    2) Dingleys Giant


    3) XL


    4) Sharks Tooth

    5) Giant All Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (WildBill @ Oct. 14 2005,12:41)]Here's what I do.

    I use long fiber sphagnum that I have chopped very fine as a growing medium. I use a Chinese food take-out container to start them in. It's around 2 inches deep, undrained, and has a clear snap on lid. I used to use a shallower dish, but Schloaty and I once did some at the same time and his grew larger faster - in a deeper container. I get the sphagnum wet and press it down gently. Then I drop the seeds on top of the sphagnum about every half inch or so. Finally, using a soldering iron I melt about six 1/4 inch size holes in the lid which allows for some air to get in.

    This has worked pretty well for me. I have one right now that has over 20 small seedlings in it. Once they get large enough, feed them fruitflies. You might have to sort of mash the fly in there. This helps the young plants get going faster.

    Good Luck!!

    WildBill
    Bill: where's that post and picture of your winter set up? I can't find it and would like to add it to favorites, since I make mention of it for those asking how to do dormancy in cooler climates?

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    What does 'damping off' mean?

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    Damping-off refers to sudden plant death in the seedling stage due to the attack of fungi which are soilborne. The fungi is stimulated to grow and infect the seed or seedling by nutrients released from the germinating seed.

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