- Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:29 pm
I received the seeds from Desert Pat today (from the riddle giveaway) and immediately sowed them in a 6 inch pot (which has a water reservoir feature in the bottom two inches, so 4 inches of grow room) which sits in a nice deep dish/drip pan. I used 100% Sphagnum peat moss that I completely rinsed and saturated to grow them in. I've read that they are supposed to sit on top of the medium, so I that's how I sowed them. I then put the pot in the sunniest window sill in the house, under a lamp with a nice bright CFL bulb and gave it a final spritz with a spray bottle to ensure that the seeds were nice and saturated. In fact, they're right next to my flyrap seedlings. I'd show you all a picture, but there really isn't much to see beyond a seemingly empty pot of peat moss.
Since this is my very first time growing any kind of Drosera, let alone this particular variety, I'm unfamiliar with it's germination time. I've read that it could take anywhere from as little as a week to as long as a month or two (or even a year or two if it's a tuberous kind) depending on the variety and how long ago the seeds were harvested. I'm going to assume it's about 2 weeks for my seeds. Desert Pat harvested the seed earlier this month, so they're pretty fresh.
"FEED ME!" - Audrey II, from Little Shop of Horrors