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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2011, 06:00:35 AM »
Very cool stuff, for sure!
I'm not sure what the soil ph is where I collected the Spiranthes, I suspect they are fairly flexible: occurring in what I think should be classed as fens with very organic, peaty soil, but also (including the two populations I have found in recent years) in quite clayey soil in roadside ditches (wet to seasonally wet) up the banks   and right up onto the edge of the gravel road in one location..

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 02:11:56 PM »
I think it was in the Wisley Log I saw an article on growing fritillaria in seramis and thought I would give it a try.

Here is Fritillaria obliqua sown in September 2010 just germinating. They are sown in cat litter and have just had their first feed. I got the seed from crossing my two plants one from Pilous and one from the Wallis'.

I also have two pots of seed of  F. crassifolia sown the same way germinating from plants from my own collections.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 06:18:06 PM »
Looks good Tony - prompted me to check mine and confirm that my F. tuntasia seed are also germinating, around their parents (also planted in cat litter). The pot is a mix of clones and one plant is almost in flower whilst the others are only just showing!

Also appearing are the biflora group Anemone - here are tschernjaewi and petiolulosa from my own seed. Biflora itself is only just showing and is about two weeks off being at this stage. As happens with many genera, they germinate at around the time buds emerge on the mature plants - see last picture of Anemone tschernjaewi.

I hope some of those forumists I sent seed to last summer can report germination? At least now I know the seed was viable (including the tschernjaewi seed I sent to the exchange, which was out of the same bag)! :D
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2011, 03:24:01 PM »
The germination of orchids reminds me of an old article in
Growing from Seeds, the later Plantsman,
on germination of Cypripedium on kitchen towels.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 07:43:38 PM »
I was surprised that Lilium hansonii germinated so early. December was very cold here in the Netherlands (as in most of western en northern Europe) and January was slightly warmer than normal but nothing exceptional. So I did not expect to see this species germinate so early.

Lilium macklinae was sown inside and started to germinated after 2 weeks.

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2011, 08:11:58 PM »
I only had one plant of Meconopsis punicea last year and did not expect to get seed.  I think I did try to transfer pollen from Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose' but too far back to remember.  Anyway I got a couple of seed capsules.  I didn't think the seeds were big enough or fat enough so did not send any to the exchanges.  I sowed a potful, quite thickly on July 19th and was most surprised to find so many germinating last week.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 08:22:10 AM »
These two seedpots started to germinate at about the same time.
Muscari pulchellum
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Scilla italica
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I divided the seed in each pot and sowed half about 2 cm deep and the rest just under the gravel topping.
I presume that the ones which have emerged without their seed-coats are the ones sown at depth.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 06:34:25 AM »
Benign neglect has once again resulted in germination! This time Colchicum persicum from AGS 2006 (STAR collection) Seedex
sown 6-08-2006 and left outdoors through all weather including the 2009 summer with 45oC temperatures!
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Could it have been something to do with its resident geranium? or the mosses?
Who knows?
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2011, 06:39:15 PM »
My Haemanthus Coccineus seeds have just started to germinate i was lucky enough to get 6 seeds and all 6 have germinated this one is the biggest though...
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2011, 11:45:48 PM »
Here is an I. korolkowii seed 4 weeks after cutting

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2011, 08:28:18 PM »
Two seedling.

Lachenalia comptonii with hairy leaves

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Massonia seedlings just two months old.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2012, 06:50:33 AM »
These seeds arrived from Kristl Walek while we were away in Europe and I'd been waiting for a chance to sow them - most got sown on January 8th and yesterday 3 were already showing germination!
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And these Rhodophiala came from Santiago and germinated last month!
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2012, 10:47:53 AM »
I've re-named this thread and hope that many pictures of seedlings will be posted... not only to show how much time they may have taken to germinate, but also to show what the various  young plants look like... as a follow on the the Seed ID project.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2012, 04:10:36 PM »
Fermi,
Here is one of the same Hibiscus coccineus as your just-emerged seedling, not much older than yours, that I rescued from the petri dishes after testing.
so many species....so little time

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2012, 05:33:32 PM »
This is likely old information for most of you---but perhaps it might be useful to someone.

A friend in Norway sent a huge pile of podophyllum hexandrum seed---and because i did not know it was coming, was unable to tell him NOT TO MOIST-PACK this particular species---because I wanted to end up with seed not seedlings (fresh seed of this species sown immediately, or moist packed after collection will produce almost 100% germination within 2 months or so).

But it did arrive moist packed & I juggled the invariable "did not need more of these in the garden" with the potential danger of hydrated seeds being dried & re-hydrated again later (which sometimes kills the seed). And of course I guessed, considering the time period since collection and moist packing, that the seed was likely just on the cusp of radicle emergence.

So I simply transferred the seeds from zip lock baggie to plastic storage container to give them more space & forgot about them.

Well, I think you know the next installment to this story. The picture actually shows the small amount left today after 200+ seedlings with their humungous roots have been quickly potted into deep flats, way too close together, with not enough root run. But if they survive until March, I will be able to deal with them better out in the (unheated) greenhouse.







so many species....so little time

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