SephSFX wrote: ↑Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:54 am
Quick update, it's been 3 weeks since I sowed the seeds an all of pots have had some seeds germinate.
Those are looking great! You've got a very good stand of seedlings!!! Personally, I'm struggling with trying to get very much germination at all with my drosera seeds. The seeds are good as they came fresh from some good, knowledgeable growers here in the forum...it's my method or something(?) that appears to be bad. Would you share the conditions and method that you've used to get this germination rate, as apparently you've been very successful!!!? I'd appreciate the info!!!
Nothing too special. I make sure that the tray always has a decent amount of water on it to keep the peat moss moist although I’ve heard people have problems with that since it starts growing algae for them but so far no issues for me. I have them next to some Aerogarden grow lights but plan to move them soon to a more decent grow light setup. For the first 2 months I has them uncovered and did not notice any growth and then started to loosely cover them with a disposable tray lid to keep the humidity a hit higher since my room humidity is around 40-50%. I also make sure to give them some fresh air for a couple hours and cover them again. That seems to have helped a bit but it could also have been just the extra 1 week. I also mist the top of the pots a couple times a day but I may be overdoing it there.
The drosera seeds are from the seed bank and the VFT are the Brunswick NC seeds from the store.
I initially had thought I had too much perlite in my mix like you posted in your thread so I added a layer with more peat in the mix but I still think it had too much perlite as you can see in the pictures but I guess it was still fine.