nimbulan wrote:I would not recommend buying seeds from Amazon. It's just as infested with scammers as eBay, but it's more difficult to tell if a seller is reliable or not.
Seeds will generally have a higher germination rate with fresher seeds, but that doesn't rule out a problem with your conditions though. You'll have to provide some details about how you have been attempting to germinate them for us to offer advice.
Oh trust me, I know lol. Thankfully I'm not stupid enough to buy a 'blue enchantress bonsai potted plant sundew 200pcs' or a 'purple giant clip venus flytrap flower seeds mixed' off of eBay from someone in China (lol XD). It's disturbing how those sellers on eBay also somehow have 98% positive feedback often times.
But anyways yeah I know those seeds were legit, from a greenhouse owner in Saskatchewan and they all looked right and (the few that) grew were CPs.
I'm thinking it was probably several factors, and thanks for letting me know. The soil somehow ended up being pretty coarse and all of them managed to get uprooted at some point by accident. Also, it's plenty dry here so if I didn't water them for a day they would be bone dry and die immediately the next day, so humidity easily could have been a problem. Another thing was probably my timing, since it was in the winter and they only had a lamp for light and I didn't bother with a heat pad.
They were all in open lid rectangle plastic containers with a mix of peat and sand, under a growing light.
Would you recommend terrarium kits as a better way of growing them? I'm highly considering getting some from a CP site for like 0.65$ each.