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Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 6:46 pm
by thepitchergrower
My pygmies have gone out of their minds. Some of the drosera verrucata decided to produce gemmae. :shock: It's spring! Brings me to the next question, what should I do? Leave them be? :?

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 6:47 pm
by thepitchergrower
thepitchergrower wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 6:46 pm My pygmies have gone out of their minds. Some of the drosera verrucata decided to produce gemmae. :shock: It's spring! Brings me to the next question, what should I do? Leave them be? :?
Not to mention, hot weather is coming, next few days will be in the 80-90s. :?

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 7:25 pm
by ChefDean
You have a few options.
Do nothing. They'll fall out when they're ready and you'll have a crowded cluster in no time.
Harvest and toss. (Not recommended)
Harvest and sow them to produce more. If it's going to be hot, maybe sow them inside.
Harvest and host a giveaway/just give them away.
Harvest and sell. They might go quick since there are no other gemmae available.

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 7:45 pm
by thepitchergrower
These are the developing gemmae. Yes, they are gemmae, they look different from the unfurling leaves.
Here's how they looked a month ago
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Today
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You know, this is a good business opportunity, but I'd rather not sell them.

I don't think the gemmae would be able to survive the 5 day journey to the seed bank would they...? :(

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 7:46 pm
by Panman
How many of your verrucata did you get to grow? You may want to just plant what it is producing now and wait for a bigger harvest.

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 8:06 pm
by thepitchergrower
Panman wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 7:46 pm How many of your verrucata did you get to grow? You may want to just plant what it is producing now and wait for a bigger harvest.
No idea how many plants I have (didn't count), but all of them seem to be producing gemmae.

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 8:39 pm
by ChefDean
thepitchergrower wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 7:45 pmI don't think the gemmae would be able to survive the 5 day journey to the seed bank would they...? :(
They survived a five day journey to you from the seed bank, didn't they?
Just package them like they way I sent them to you.

Re: Verrucata gemmae

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 9:00 pm
by thepitchergrower
Interesting thing is that I only received the gemmae 5 months ago. I wonder if the pygmies will produce gemmae again in the fall...