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Germinating VFT seeds qns

#1 User is offline   zkee 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:35 AM

Hey forumers!
Im expecting some VFT seeds and was wondering what would be a good way to germinate them.
Was searching around the forum and happened to notice something about water germination but could not find much info about it.

googling brought me to this website http://www.petpitche...ting-vft-seeds/ but not sure about the info. Hope some experienced growers here can guide me through germination.

Also, which medium would be better for the water tray method? I've read some conflicting information about live sphagnum vs peat mixes, (eg live sphagnum increases risk of root rot? not sure :unsure:/>/>)
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

I've tried two methods which worked especially if seeds are fresh or were stored well before reaching you. Germination in distilled water and on live sphagnum moss. Personally, I don't sow them on peat cos the peat is dark brown and the black seeds kinda disappears... :lol:/>

Forgot to add that I don't have issues with rot in live sphagnum moss...all of my seedlings are grown in that.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

i was especially keen on the water method you mentioned in a previous post lol! would copying the steps in that website work?
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:41 PM

You may follow the steps. I use small disposable covered plastic containers instead as it is much more convenient. :flowers:/>
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:45 AM

Thanks cindy! Will give it a try and hope it grows well
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:21 AM

Fresh seeds or properly stored seeds are important. If they get infected with mould during germination, they are likely to die from it...but I have not tried fungicide though.
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