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Germinating time

Posted by hopefulauthor z5IL (My Page) on
Sun, May 20, 07 at 18:47

How long should seeds take to germinate?
I placed 2 seeds in water for 24 hours..then sowed in well-draining soil..pots are in indirect sun under lights as well. Got plastic sitting atop pots for humidity..Thanks, Toni


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RE: Germinating time

  • Posted by dries South Africa (My Page) on
    Sun, May 20, 07 at 23:38

Toni,
Within 1-2 weeks. You are aware that seeds should not be totally covered by the potting medium? Seeds should only be pushed in half way.


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Dries, no wasn't aware seed should stick half way out of soil..is it too late to lift it?
In 82, I started seed from a Clivia, didn't know what the heck I was doing, used heavy soil, only artifial light, and to this day have a beautiful Clivia from those seeds..
So, what do u think I should do? Thanks, Toni


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RE: Germinating time

  • Posted by dries South Africa (My Page) on
    Mon, May 21, 07 at 14:04

You can lift them and replant. They are hardy.
Follow the link below for a good photo of germinating seeds.

Here is a link that might be useful: Germinated seed


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RE: Germinating time

Thanks Dries..I have to register to read how first post was done..I'll get to it later..off to the doc.
Thanks very much..Toni


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RE: Germinating time

I didn't know what I was doing with the first clivia seeds I planted and had them a few inches below the soil. They did eventually sprout but it took several months. The next time the seeds were just pushed into the soil and they germinated within a couple weeks.
Karyn


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