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Very successful germination rate!

Post by NaZzAtAzEr » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:23 pm

After many attempts, I've never had a germination rate as good as this. Followed the bcss guide this time.

Seeds from msg and bcss forum, but most of them are lithops.
Can't wait to watch these grow.
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Sowed these guys on the 16th September.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by NaZzAtAzEr » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:23 pm

Whoops. The key is the wrong way round! Hope you can see what I have done.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:25 pm

I always stick to one species per pot - and even then, the odd seed manages to splash across into an adjacent pot. It's always annoying when you think you have just one of something unusual come up, only to find its something you have 20 of in the next pot.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by esp » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:43 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:25 pm
I always stick to one species per pot - and even then, the odd seed manages to splash across into an adjacent pot. It's always annoying when you think you have just one of something unusual come up, only to find its something you have 20 of in the next pot.
I often do mixed sowings, but always of plants with similar growing needs, similar growth rates and which are distinctive enough that I can tell them apart, even when the seeds have been displaced from the exact spot where sown. So I'd definitely not mix Lithops with cacti, and I probably wouldn't mix different Lithops.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by Aiko » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:47 pm

esp wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:43 pm
So I'd definitely not mix Lithops with cacti, and I probably wouldn't mix different Lithops.
I would also not do this. But for seedlings it will not be much of a problem. Once they are maybe two years old it might be better to repot the seedlings into separate pots and keep them separate. Until then I don't see many problems.

The biggest problem might be sowing species next to eachother that are hard to distuinguish from eachother. There are always seeds that don't fall exactly within the bounderies, or grow right on the edge along with their neighbours. It can be hard to tell them apart once you want to repot them.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by NaZzAtAzEr » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:36 pm

odd seed manages to splash across into an adjacent pot
I painstakingly placed each seed with a screwdriver :lol: :lol: (apart from the large clump of lithops, gave up at that point)
I just don't have the space to store all these seeds in individual pots so if it means that some get mixed up, I'm all for it because I'm really enjoying this stuff.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by Stuart » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:02 am

There's a machine in Holland that sows Lithops seeds, one seed at a time.

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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by fatich » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:42 pm

Stuart wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:02 am
There's a machine in Holland that sows Lithops seeds, one seed at a time.

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Wow! I wonder what kind of machine it is.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:45 am

It's a seed sowing machine.

It was invented by the Dutch footballer Clarence Seedorf.
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Re: Very successful germination rate!

Post by Aiko » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:49 am

Herts Mike wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:45 am
It's a seed sowing machine.

It was invented by the Dutch footballer Clarence Seedorf.
I really doubt that!
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