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By DeathMob
Posts:  78
Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#335962
Ok explain to me how they wound up in these pots and not in my other pots. I would understand if I had a bunch of them in my other pots. I never had a bunch of grass growing in one pot and grow under peat moss which is very acidic.
By SundewWolf
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Joined:  Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm
#335964
The acidity of the peat moss/sphagnum makes no difference...it is a grass/sedge species that grows in bogs.

Why didn’t it grow in other pots? Well it’s likely that the entire bag wasn’t covered with seeds, but they just happen to be in the part of the Sphagnum you currently used. Essentially just random chance.
By DeathMob
Posts:  78
Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#335966
The other reason why I believe it’s the seeds is, b/c they were darker and a bit smaller than the new batch of seeds I just received and the seed was attached to the bottom of the plants root, which was hard to tell at the time wether it was a root or not.
By SundewWolf
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#335985
https://imgur.com/ltAddwH
https://imgur.com/T8SM3ao
https://imgur.com/Ob5BYYf
https://imgur.com/PqhVSiy

Here are the sedges that pop up in my pots. To me, it looks exactly like yours - https://imgur.com/a/uZeLy1A. If your's flowers like this we will know without a doubt. (Not that there needs to be any doubt currently though).
DeathMob wrote:I actually do intend to keep them tho to shade the soil of my cobra lilies.
bad idea, the roots on sedge are aggressive and the cobra lilies will have a harder time growing among them, especially seedlings.... Just run a water pump over the top. Sedge will not provide enough shade to make a difference anyways.
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By DeathMob
Posts:  78
Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#339385
You were right dude! These are sedges. I bought a app to identify what they are and it identified them as sedges. I have never seen them nor grew them before. I’m sorry I didn’t take your word. I just had to know for sure. Thanks for the help! I have good looking seedlings now, I’m glad I bought these as soon as I did!!!!

https://imgur.com/a/bKTuy6Y
By FlyTrap Hunter
Posts:  761
Joined:  Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:05 am
#339450
DeathMob wrote:You were right dude! These are sedges. I bought a app to identify what they are and it identified them as sedges. I have never seen them nor grew them before. I’m sorry I didn’t take your word. I just had to know for sure. Thanks for the help! I have good looking seedlings now, I’m glad I bought these as soon as I did!!!!

https://imgur.com/a/bKTuy6Y
Congratulations!
By DeathMob
Posts:  78
Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#339471
FlyTrap Hunter wrote:Congratulations!
Thank you!!!! I’m very excited to see how these guys turn out! I read that they do well on hot days but love cold nights. So by noon I spray some rain water to keep them moist and every late evening I drop a couple of rain water ice cubes onto the soil and it seems to be working very well. I also have them partially shaded to reduce the amount of heat, but get plenty of Sunlight!
By DeathMob
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Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#339843
I now have a lot of algae build up in my sphagnum moss soil and I’m trying to rinse it out, but it’s thick to where I can’t even see the seedlings hardly. Can anyone tell me what I should do? Should I dig out the seedlings and rinse the soil out?
By DeathMob
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Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#339921
FlyTrap Hunter wrote:You need more direct sunlight. Don't mess with the soil or seeds. Get some air moving around it and more sunlight. It's too wet.
Ok, thank you!
By FlyTrap Hunter
Posts:  761
Joined:  Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:05 am
#340172
How are the seedlings?
How much light do the seedlings get each day?
Mine are getting 7 hours of morning light till 2pm.
I don't have it dialed in yet. Some trays look better than the others. And a few have died. But overall ok.
By DeathMob
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Joined:  Sun May 20, 2018 11:26 pm
#340175
FlyTrap Hunter wrote:How are the seedlings?
How much light do the seedlings get each day?
Mine are getting 7 hours of morning light till 2pm.
I don't have it dialed in yet. Some trays look better than the others. And a few have died. But overall ok.
I think they are doing ok so far. I hope the algae doesn’t suffocate them. I moved them to an area where they can get around 4+ hours of sunlight. And I’m lightly spraying them by night. I want them to at least get a cool watering before the next day. It has been cloudy for the past couple of days. Yesterday we had a huge down poor. It filled up 3 empty kiddie pools that I use to catch rain water. We finally have quite a bit of sun today. Thank you for asking!!! =D

Here are some pictures I just now took to show you what it looks like. I can’t tell if I’m looking at seedlings or what maybe sprouts.

https://imgur.com/a/KS8HHTy

P.S. oh I almost forgot to mention. I emailed the guy that I bought the seeds from and said that I should sprinkle a little bit of peat moss over the algae and not to cover the seedlings. So I did that as well.
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