Seed starting chronicles 2013

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Botanica
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Very impressed by your seeding result McDonough !!

I love the Arisaema sikokianum seeding !! I've this plant this year .
Where you find the seed of this plants ...It's your own produced ?

I hope i could present to you new germination this weekend !! I cross the fingers  ;D

Bowden
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Hoy, I'm fascinated by the mistletoe. Would a piece of copper wire wrapped around the tree branch below the mistletoe seedling possibly keep the slugs away?  Not twisted tight, just round a few times like a spring?

Hoy
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Paul wrote:

Hoy, I'm fascinated by the mistletoe. Would a piece of copper wire wrapped around the tree branch below the mistletoe seedling possibly keep the slugs away?  Not twisted tight, just round a few times like a spring?

Maybe it could work. I didn't realize it was a problem till the damage was done though, but the last seedlings on 3 different trunks are inspected every evening now!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Arisaema sikokianum germination from my own seed. I'm always surprised just how late these germinate, and surprised by the young trifoliate seedlings always showing such serrate leaf edges when mature plants don't. The experiment here, was sowing full berries (2-5 seeds per berry) without cleaning, and I'm convinced it works just as well as sowing cleaned seed. I'm taking the easy way sowing whole fruits, it works.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Botanica
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OHHHOOO very nice !

I've my first germination this year but not Arisaema sikokianum, other Arisaema .

But i've 2 Arisaema sikokianum (adult) this year but i think no seeds available.

If you've some for me for the next germination...i was very happy to have ..remember me  :D ;)

Who many year to flowering plant form this young Ariseama ?

Thanks for sharing picture!

Botanica
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Some picture of my germination project on growing !! ;D ;D

What do you think about that ..look good !

Primula alpicola

Polemonium pauciflorum Sulphur Trumpets

Some others

1

2

Iris setosa

The nursery on batch

Toole
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Trillium seed.

I always enjoy this time of the year working inside the open weaved shade house tipping out some of the mix in every Trillium seed pot to see what’s happening under the surface.

 Pots that have some ‘action’ in them are lifted from under the benches and placed higher so I can enjoy watching them at a closer distance.

Pic 1

Nearly all the ‘action’ pots have seed at what I call the ‘bent finger’ stage, where having formed a small rhizome upon germination over the last few months ,the cotyledon is now starting  to push out and away from the near defunct seed, awaiting some warmth in early spring to appear above the surface.

Pics 2 and 3 .

 

However there are a couple of pots further advanced ,where the cotyledon is nearly in full growth.

Trillium rivale NZ Trillium Group Pic 4

Trillium sulcatum home seed Pic 5

Cheers Dave.

 

 

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Clematis potaninii . First seedling emerged in 29 days at 68F.  Second in 52 days.

             

 

Clematis chisanensis did not sprout in 39 days of 68F.  Put in fridge for for 48 days, than outside at similar temps to sprout with natural spring warming.  Emerged in 38 days.

    

 

Castillea miniata (Thanks, Lori!).  38 days at 68F, than in fridge for a month, then outside at similar temps to sprout with natural spring warming.  Emerged in 12 days.

 

Silene hookeri did not emerge in 35 days at 68F.   Placed in fridge for 48 days, then outside in 55-75F temps.  Emerged in 11 days.

         

 

Lilium humboltii planted at 55F emerged in about a month and a half.  They were in a dark cellar type environment and unfortunately, I didn't catch them sprouting in a timely manner.  Now I wish I had take a photo of them in their purely etiolated state.  Very thick for etiolated petioles and there was no indication of of a lef blade at all.  With light, the end sections either widened to produce  leaves, or the ends grew more to produce the leaves.

Lilium parryi x unknown (second pic) planted at 55F in the same dark cellar conditions did not emerge after 3 months.  When brought outside with temps around 65 and light, they emerged in 7 days.

         

 

The first Iris rosenbachiana (seed collected in Tajikistan) has emerged after 4 years in outdoor conditions.  Woohoo!

(Taking over the pot is a Leibnitzia anandria volunteer.)

 

Some seedlings from the garden:

Corydalis cheilanthifolia, Angelica gigas, Helleborus purpurascens and Ruellia humilis.

              

 

                        

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Toole
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Interested in seeing your Castilleja miniata seedlings Rick .

Many many years ago i placed 4 seeds around the base of a pot of  Arthropodium candidum as I understood it needed a host .All the seeds germinated and i had a wonderful flowering pot for 4 or 5 years .

Unfortunately I've never been able to repeat the success with any seed I've come across since and I'm wondering what is the current experience of yourself and others regarding Castilleja being parasitic ?.

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

 

This is my first experience with any Castillea.  I never expected all the seeds to germinate!

 

But I have a lot to play with now (as long as they continue to grow).

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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