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I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:22 pm
by BullwinkleII
I planted them on damp (dead) sphagnum moss, and they all took on a stack of water... like... 4 times their existing volume or so.

So now they are pearls maybe half the size of a grain of wheat, with the dark seed in the center.

Is this normal?

Can I expect them to germinate?

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:51 pm
by Panman
A picture would be helpful. You also didn't say what kinds of seeds you ordered.

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:38 am
by EricSg
BullwinkleII wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:22 pm I planted them on damp (dead) sphagnum moss, and they all took on a stack of water... like... 4 times their existing volume or so.

So now they are pearls maybe half the size of a grain of wheat, with the dark seed in the center.

Is this normal?

Can I expect them to germinate?
sounds lIke Basil seeds

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:50 am
by optique
it is the VFT forum =p what site did you get the seeds from and did they also sell blue flytrap seeds?

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:01 pm
by ChefDean
BullwinkleII wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:22 pm I planted them on damp (dead) sphagnum moss, and they all took on a stack of water... like... 4 times their existing volume or so.

So now they are pearls maybe half the size of a grain of wheat, with the dark seed in the center.

Is this normal?

Can I expect them to germinate?
No, this isn't normal for cp seeds, they don't form a shell of mucilage around the seed when sown. They may still germinate, but don't expect a carnivorous plant out of it.
We have all got taken at one point or another, I also fell for the blue Venus Flytrap seeds.
Wait and see what develops, you might get some basil or something to use in a Marinara.

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:42 pm
by BullwinkleII
Thanks CefDean.

You'd think you could trust someone selling seeds for less than the cost of a postage stamp in Australia :)

Oh well.

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:44 pm
by BullwinkleII
Sorry... that was meant to be ChefDean...

I'm off to read the posting guidelines to figure out how to edit a post.

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm
by BullwinkleII
Panman wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:51 pm A picture would be helpful. You also didn't say what kinds of seeds you ordered.
Sorry about that. It wasn't a very useful question was it :)

The seeds were just called "venus fly trap" from memory.

They looked like this within a day or so...
is this a flytrap seed.jpg
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Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:27 pm
by BullwinkleII
optique wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:50 am it is the VFT forum =p what site did you get the seeds from and did they also sell blue flytrap seeds?
I got them from BangGood I think.

I have seen the blue flytrap pics on Ebay :) (and no these were not advertised as blue. I'm guessing they would cost even more for [basil] seeds if they were going to make blue plants :)

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:44 pm
by uxleumas
tbh i have not heard of blue plants other than the blue cacti. is it possible that these are dyed chia seeds? could you take another picture of the plant and a picture of the seeds before they're planted?

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:29 pm
by ChefDean
Bullwinklell, check your PM.

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:40 pm
by Panman
Yep, probably basil seeds.
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Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:05 pm
by uxleumas
never knew basil slimed up like chia!

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:44 am
by BullwinkleII
uxleumas wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:44 pm tbh i have not heard of blue plants other than the blue cacti. is it possible that these are dyed chia seeds? could you take another picture of the plant and a picture of the seeds before they're planted?
I dont have any more of the seeds, but I'll post a pic of any basil that grows :)

Re: I bought 20 or seeds online, and I'm wondering what to expect.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 am
by BullwinkleII
Panman wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:40 pm Yep, probably basil seeds.
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Yeah, that looks like them.

They don't even look like they are going to germinate.

Worst fifty cents I ever spent :)