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By MaxVft
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Joined:  Sat May 08, 2021 4:17 am
Hello all,
I placed about 30 mixed Cape seeds in a container of distilled water with plastic wrap on them mid last month, and so far 1 of them have germinated. Some people transplant to peat as soon as they see green, others do it when the seedling dislodges from the seed to be safer, others do it when the first carnivorous leaves appear to be EVEN safer. My seedling is right in between number 1 and 2, and here Is a pic to see how it looks up close:
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It is producing a teeny tiny taproot, and this is the first CP seed I have successfully germinated. Should I pull the tweezers out and transplant onto media to speed up growth? And please don't say it is up to me lol, I want your guys' honest opinions first.
Thanks and happy growing,
that pic was from 3 days ago, it separated from the second seed and I will update you guys when I get home.
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By evenwind
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Joined:  Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:16 pm
I usually wait for more seeds to germinate but I can understand your anxiety. I use an eyedropper to transfer the hatchlings to avoid damage, so I don't let them get too big to fit into tip of the dropper.
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