Red Lime Seedlings

L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)April 29, 2012

I have some baby red lime seedlings now! The first one came up on the 20th, the second one three days ago, then two more today. I'm going to give the remaining seeds at least a few more weeks in case there are some late risers.

It's exciting that I have at least four red lime seedlings to grow. Thanks again, Silvia!

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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Laura

Congrats on your new seedlings! Hope they do well for you, keep us updated on their progress.

Silvia

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:42AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

To clarify, sometimes they have a hard time popping out of the seed shell....

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 7:42PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

To clarify, sometimes they have a hard time popping out of the seed shell....

Huh, I posted a response before this one but apparently it didn't take....I've had some of these seedlings come up as late as 6-8 weeks :-) Talk about stragglers....

Tom

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 7:38AM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Tom, sometimes when I get those hard to germinate seeds, I make a small cut at the end with a knife or a sharp razor blade or I use a nail file.
But you were successful with a lot of the red lime seedlings! :)

Silvia

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 8:21AM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Then I will definitely give the remaining ones at least another month before giving up on them.

I am kind of nervous about digging them up to nick them with a knife/razor blade. That seems like the kind of operation better done before planting. But I can try it if you think it will help. Which end of the seed do you cut? The round end or the tapered one?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:59AM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

To clarify, I'm nervous about digging them up in case I find they were just starting to sprout. I'm worried I could damage the new roots or stem and kill seedlings that would have made it if I'd just left them alone.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:01AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

That's a justifiable concern. I wouldn't do it now, leave them be and be happy if you get any more.

Tom

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:28PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Laura, I agree that you should let them be now, I usually do mine before planting, any end it does not matter.

Silvia

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:45PM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Will do, thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:02PM
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