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By Rachael
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I planted 10 of the FTS's legally wild harvested seeds on 8/27/21. So far 5 have sprouted. I had them covered until about 2 days ago. Now they are out in the open, under a covered porch and getting morning sun. I'm a little worried about them going through dormancy since they're so tiny. Hopefully I'll still have 5 in the spring. I intend to baby them through the winter.
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By Panman
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#389729
How many did you sow? If you have lights, you can keep them indoors under good lighting without any problems.
By Rachael
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#389731
I sowed 10 seeds. I have more seeds but I held them back to sow in the spring. I do have some lights and I've grown plants under lights before but I found it to be a pain so I'm going to see how these make it outside.
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By Apollyon
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Yeah, in the future if you have dormancy plants like VFTs or plantlets, they can skip the dormancy period the first year. Good luck!
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By Rachael
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#389748
I have heard of feeding VFT seedlings but I've never tried. I think it would be done by spraying lightly with Maxsea but I'm not sure. I'd be interested also if anyone would like share their experience feeding vft seedlings.
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By elaineo
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I use a 23-gauge insulin needle to put tiny drops of maxsea into the seedling mouths. I don't recommend spraying them, as their roots are small and close to the surface so it's easy to kill them that way. When the seedlings get a little bigger, you can feed wet bloodworms with a toothpick.
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