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By MaxVft
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Hello all,
I have some VFT seeds I want to sow later today, possibly.
My question was, are there any(viable) alternatives to just planting on plain old peat(which I will be doing with like 60 percent of my seeds), such as putting them in pure water or putting them on a moist tissue paper in a ziploc bag? The reason I ask this is because:
1. I wanna experiment with extra seed
2. I don't think my mom will really approve of me putting dirt in our only pressure cooker(sterilizing).
Thanks everyone and have a great day,
Max
Last edited by MaxVft on Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
By michijake
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I don't know of any alternative methods, but I didn't do any sterilization for germinating my seeds and I got great results (10/12 germinated). I did cold stratification (4 weeks in the fridge) because my seeds were not super fresh, but I don't know whether they actually needed it since I've read mixed things about that.

Here's the method I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7BYnk-NxaA&t=458s (even though he's planting sarracenia seeds, it works for VFTs also)

Have fun planting!
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By Shadowtski
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I tried a series of experiments using distilled water and test tubes to germinate (mostly) Drosera seeds.
The project was mostly a success.
I wrote them up as a number of posted threads.
Search for Water Germination Experiment In the SEARCHBAR of the forum, you should find them.
If not, I'll put up links to them.
Mike
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By MaxVft
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Shadowtski wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 pm I tried a series of experiments using distilled water and test tubes to germinate (mostly) Drosera seeds.
The project was mostly a success.
I wrote them up as a number of posted threads.
Search for Water Germination Experiment In the SEARCHBAR of the forum, you should find them.
If not, I'll put up links to them.
Mike
Hi Mike,
I used a similar method last month, also with cape seeds. So far, 3 out of about 50 have germinated in the last month. But it has been only 1 month, so I probably have plenty that will germinate in the next few month.
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I've had good results with Cape seeds and the water method but not so much with other drosera species. At this point, I'm sowing most of my seeds on damp peat.

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