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Postby pieguy452 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:18 pm

All of my flytrap seeds are dying! they are in the stage where they are just one little leaf, but they are starting to look a little yellow or sluggish green! this all happened after a full day of direct sunlight, but after that, they were in the shade. is there any way to save them? I don't want to kill 80 little seeds :(
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Re: Please Help!

Postby Nats » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:54 pm

I dont understand, you mean you have new sprouts turning yellow?
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Re: Please Help!

Postby pieguy452 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:00 pm

about a week. they are now turning yellowish or looking sluggish
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Re: Please Help!

Postby emanuel01 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:47 am

first what kind water do u give them- how much sun do they get- and what soil are they in?

and could u post some pictures?
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Re: Please Help!

Postby pieguy452 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:13 am

I give them pure water, standard 50 50 mix, and no sun because thats the reason they started dying! a picture of one is here on this post whats-going-on-with-these-t11986.html




most are looking like that or yellowish
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby pieguy452 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:08 pm

its too late. they have all died :cry:




looks like ill take better care of them if i get more :cry:





i would very much like to know when to give them direct sunlight. is it when the seed makes one little leaf?
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby Dubstep13 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:20 pm

u gotta acclimate them! u cant just leave a seedling in the sun. it will literally singe the plan. it doesnt sprout hardened off. u need to give indirect sun for the first few weeks the like ten mins a day of sun and work your way up to an hour
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby markus13 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:59 pm

Well Pieguy, my seeds that I planted this spring (late april/early may) from the 2010 FTS seed mix are doing great. I gave them as much sunlight as I could as soon as they sprouted, but it was through the glass of a window and waited to give them raw outdoor sunlight until they all had at least 4 functioning traps. When I first put them outside it was for a max of 2 hrs in the a.m. and then I put them back in a sunny window for the rest of the day. I started the first week with them outside from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and extended the time by an hour each week after until they were outside from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. After that I just left them out all the time, unless strong storms were expected in the area. Hope this helps!
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby pieguy452 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:01 pm

so you gave them a full day of sunlight through a window right when they sprouted?
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby markus13 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:10 pm

pieguy452 wrote:so you gave them a full day of sunlight through a window right when they sprouted?


You bet! Windows filter out most of the UV rays that cause sunburn, but not the rays that are used to photosynthesize, so I let them get as much of that sunlight as possible until I thought they were big enough to take a little abuse from the outdoor sun. Just remember that they aren't hardened off to direct sunlight until you slowly acclimate them outside like I did. ;)
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby pieguy452 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:51 pm

Thank you! i wont give up on growing seeds yet. im going to get more and make sure these ones stay healthy now that i know not to put them outside right away!
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Re: Please Help! They are almost dead!

Postby markus13 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:06 am

pieguy452 wrote:Thank you! i wont give up on growing seeds yet. im going to get more and make sure these ones stay healthy now that i know not to put them outside right away!


I almost forgot to tell you that when putting the sprouts in direct sunlight that's filtered through a window make sure that the pot(s) don't have a humidity dome or plastic wrap over them. Unless you want to cook them. I also used the tray watering method to keep them quite moist during germination.
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