BCSS Forum Seed Pool

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esp
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by esp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 am

Another thank you to Chris for running the seed pool and to forum members for contributing.
I sowed seeds from my latest receipt on Saturday 9th and Echinocereus fendleri already looks to be germinating rampantly - I'd expected Asto caput-medusae to be first above ground.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by ragamala » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 am

Just to add to the record my thanks, too, to Chris for his efforts. And Re the A. caput-medusae, I also had results with 3 of 4 seeds germinating, the first after 5 days.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Ali Baba » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Germination of caput-medusae is quite variable and seems to depend on the age of the seed. Fresh seed germinates in about 5 days at reasonable temperatures and old seed can take a couple of weeks. Well stored seed seems to keep its viability compared with some other species. So you should get a reasonable number of seedlings despite the small number of seeds per packet [emoji3]


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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Major Update!!

Just added a lot of seed to the Seed Pool, thanks to Chris Leather.

Enjoy!!
Chris, Chinnor, Oxon, UK
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Chair of the Mammillaria Society.
BCSS High Wycombe Branch.
Happy for other Forum members to drop by - pm first.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Cidermanrolls » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm

Great service again, thanks Chris.
And a big thank you to those who donate seeds to the pool.
Any spares I get from these seeds will be put up on here free of charge, just postage. I’ve got several pots coming along nicely from my sowing last year, including turbinicarpus, lophophora and epithelantha. They will be ready for sending out late next year....
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Cidermanrolls » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Excellent germination already from A caput medusa amongst others. Don’t miss out on this great service folks.
Ps. Yes, I am using lights.....
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