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VFT seedling temperature?

by pcam86 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi,

I have one VFT seed that has just started to germinate. I have it under a 66w grow light (split into 3 lights so seedling is only under one)

for the past week the seedling has been emerging from the seed but barely seems to be changing now so I was a little unsure if the conditions I have for it are affecting the growth speed?

I've taken off the propagation cover and just have it sat on the floor in my bedroom under the grow light in a tray of rain water. Is this normal for them to grow so slowly?

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by DeanR » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:45 am

Speaking from a pure ignorance and just information off the internet, they grow very very slowly. Do you know what the humidity is around your plant? You don't need it to be 100%, but you still want high humidity when it's a Seedling

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by pcam86 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:50 am

Ah ok. I'm thinking it womt be very humid and the UK never is and I've uncovered the pot due to mould forming. I may loosely cover it again for a while in that case if that's a better option?

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by Artchic528 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 pm

I'm just growing my seedlings in room temperature which is about 78F, in 100% peat and without a cover of any kind. After all, seedlings in the wild grow uncovered, don't they?

I spray a few times a day and keep a grow light on the seedlings as I'm growing them indoors for the winter.

They seem to be doing fine.

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by Coco » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Plus, it saves you the hassle from slowly acclimating them to the open air temperature/humidity when growing flytrap seedlings without a cover on.

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by Artchic528 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Coco wrote:Plus, it saves you the hassle from slowly acclimating them to the open air temperature/humidity when growing flytrap seedlings without a cover on.
Exactly. And helps prevent mold from growing.

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by Coco » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 pm

I just got into growing seeds and haven't encountered molds yet ... maybe it's cuz I open up the cover every other day to let in fresh air? Or maybe I'm just lucky ... for now haha

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Re: VFT seedling temperature?

by steve booth » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:28 am

Humidity in the UK isnt a problem, if the soil is wet the local microclimate around the plant will create a higher than ambient humidity. But it isnt necessary.

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