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PostSubject: Seedlings...   Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:25 pm

checked seedlings this morning couldn't believe it
some had already germinated woohoo What a Face . planted seeds on the 8th this month .



was reading should wait till i see first spines before opening zip bag.
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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:38 pm

Looking good. What species are they?

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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:11 pm

hey sneaky,they are bridgesii from kenni koala seed.also have some sharxx blue x thats barely a week old showing signs of life
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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:32 pm

Cool!

Don't be in a hurry to open the bags. Provided you don't have algae or mould growing inside the bags its possible to keep them sealed up for a very long time. I have kept seedlings under germination conditions for over 12 months before. With some species this is very beneficial as it helps to speed up their growth.

Normally I give them a few months then very gently harden them off over a few weeks. The blues should be very interesting plants to grow!!

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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:48 pm

ok great..thanks for the advice.some white algae or mold gown around some of the seedlings,but doesn't seem to be causing any trouble.
have noticed a button growing too.its round like a small pea..im over the moon with results will start planting more Very Happy seeds have been under24 hour light/heat.going to give it 6 hours with lights off ,on timer..when should they sleep? heat of day or night when is cooler
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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:49 am

Try to mimic nature. When I first started germinating seeds I tried to use heat mats and kept the temperature high 24/7 but I kept having failures. They really need not only a cyclic dark period but also a drop in temperature to match. This helps with growth and improves germination rates.

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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:37 am

ok will do..got them on timer now sunny
anyone used led strips?thinking of giving them ago for the seedlings..help keep temps down during summer ..using fluros and 25 w bulbs atm
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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:04 pm

seedlings doing well..was to bright in greenhouse.they under floros atm

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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:57 am

They look really good! What is in your soil mix?

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PostSubject: Re: Seedlings...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:07 am

thanks..i use goood seedling mix $9 a bag..perlite i buy 100ltr bag.and sand for growing from bunnings
3 cup dirt 1 cup perlite 1 cup sand
and i water twice a day with large spray bottle once otta the bag.

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