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maggiepie

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2012, 10:12:13 PM »
Filipendula vulgaris, I wonder if they're edible. ;)



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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2012, 11:52:07 PM »
News that the Seedy people have finished their job, for the most part. An incredibly good job and we are all grateful and admiring of them all. Maggi, if you happen to be visiting one of them, perhaps with a reviving chocolate cake or drink, you could mention that some seeds are germinating already! ;D
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2012, 11:39:39 AM »
Germination has started, and every morning I check for new seedlings. Here some pics from last week, all species germinated at 20 degrees C, and the number of days is from sowing to germinating :

Anemone multifida 16 days
Geum pentapetalum 13 days
Leontopodium nivalis ssp nivalis 9 days
Lilium souliei 15 days
Meconopsis racemosa 11 days
Nomocharis aperta 15 days
Potentilla porphyrantha 9 days
Primula burmanica 12 days
Pulsatilla albana 19 days
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2012, 01:30:03 PM »
Magnar  - I recently got seed of Lilium souliei from Bjornar. I planted them immediately and placed them in the cold room under lights where they've been for several weeks. Are you saying they do not require cold treatment and should go into warmth (+15c) immediately or shall I leave them at 5c for another few months?

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2012, 01:35:00 PM »
I can answer that one: they don't need to be stratified, they do however need cool conditions as seedlings, or they start dying off... Not sure if it's a need for cool temperatures in general or just cool nights like Meconopsis, but I lost nearly all my seedlings last time when I sowed them inside :P
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »
And I have moved the seedlings to the greenhouse where the temperature is between +2 and + 10 at the moment.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2012, 02:34:55 PM »
Thanks to you both. I shall move them under lights at 18c and as soon as they sprout back iunto the cold room under lights where it will be then be 8-10c. Safer there than in the greenhouse where the temperature can soar at this time of year.

So delighted to at last get a chance at L. souliei.

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2012, 06:59:09 AM »
My Erythronium oregonum seed has started germinating! These are seeds from NNS that were collected in 2007 that I go two years ago when Ron was trying to get rid of his stock after retiring from his seed collection business. I sowed them last October.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2012, 10:18:53 PM »
Haven't had a chance to take pics but I have trilliums, androsace, sausseria, astragalus, lewisia and meconopsis germinating now.... Oh so many seed pots...

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2012, 11:18:03 PM »
Hellebores can grow quite robustly even at the seedling stage; especially foetidus. The orientalis hybrids tend to move along at a more normal pace.

One of a few trays of Cyclamen (germinated last season) and being fattened up. Now that I can actually finally grow them outdoors, I am madly sowing more....yesterday it was hundreds of C. purpurascens.
so many species....so little time

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2012, 11:41:25 PM »
Oh kristl!
Those cyclamen look fantastic!

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2012, 01:22:34 PM »
Wonderful looking babies, Kristl.
Can you tell me what sort of mix you are using in the containers?

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2012, 02:09:11 PM »
Helen, Unfortunately there is no replicable answer to this because for the large trays, usually reserved for seedlings I am growing lots of or are at a more advanced stage of growing on, I just use all sorts of recycled mix --- both bagged seedling mix as well as heavier, true soil (compost, potting soil etc). The Hellebores were rescued from moist packing as they were just starting to germinate and just spread out in the large tray willy nilly.

so many species....so little time

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2012, 02:22:43 PM »
Really exciting to see seed germinating. I have just received a batch of seed from Kristl (thankyou!) and greatly looking forward to sowing and growing them - including Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Gotlandica', a super wild form of the Pasque Flower. I had seed of this from Richard Bird years ago and then lost it and have wanted to grow it ever since.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2012, 02:29:43 PM »
Helen, Unfortunately there is no replicable answer to this because for the large trays, usually reserved for seedlings I am growing lots of or are at a more advanced stage of growing on, I just use all sorts of recycled mix --- both bagged seedling mix as well as heavier, true soil (compost, potting soil etc). The Hellebores were rescued from moist packing as they were just starting to germinate and just spread out in the large tray willy nilly.



Thanks, Kristl, it looks great.
Will keep muddling along with bits of this and that.

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