I bought 50 or so seeds of the Drosera Spatulata(Ivan's 3-way Cross I think) and planted them about a month ago in Mosser Lee Long-Fibered Sphagnum Moss. I know it's not the best but I don't have much money to spare at the moment so that's all I have to work with for a while.
I thoroughly cleaned the media with hot water as advised on a few sites and used distilled water in the final step to make sure no minerals or anything else remained in it. I then sprinkled the seeds on top of it. I used a 50-50 mix of the moss and perlite in one of them and the other has 75-25 so it's mostly sphagnum moss. I used two small plastic potting containers from Walmart(they're 5-7 inches tall), removed the bottom fake tray and then used plastic containers as the tray, filling them with about an inch of water(I had used a ziplock bag as the tray temporarily until I got an extra container).
Since I didn't use all the seeds I decided to spread the remaining ones on this small potting container I found at work where they usually put flowers when bought in bulk. It has four small areas so I filled each with the same mix, spreading the seeds on top and putting a tray under with less water since they're just about two inches tall.
After that, I had them all sitting outside on the balcony. I saw many people used Saran Wrap on their pots to increase humidity so I did the same until a few days ago. I made sure to poke a few holes in them and they have condensation every morning. It's been about a month and there's nothing growing in any of them...not even any algae( saw a small green algae spot before but it was gone fast). I guess at least I know I did everything right when cleaning the media if not much algae hasn't developed yet.
I am a bit worried that maybe they weren't getting enough sunlight(until a few days ago they had NO direct sunlight at all, it's always shaded) and that I killed the seeds.
Two days ago I decided to remove the wrapping and I just put them downstairs on a table I have in a spot where they get direct sunlight from noon until 7pm with the Sarracenia plant my girlfriend got me a week ago.
I took this picture before fully moving them to the first floor(before fully getting rid of the wrapping):
What do you guys think? Did I end up somehow killing the seeds due to heat(it was getting up to 95F in the area, I live in Georgia) or was it just that they weren't getting enough sunlight? Do you believe they will grow now that they get direct sunlight and better growing conditions even though they've been in the moist conditions for a month? Any chance at all that at least a seed will germinate? I'm to the point I'm considering buying more seeds and sprinkling them over to verify if I messed up before.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again,