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Red Lime Seedlings

Posted by L_in_FL 8B, NW FL (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 29, 12 at 20:39

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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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 8:42

Hi Laura

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

Silvia


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 19:42

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


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 1, 12 at 7:38

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


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Tue, May 1, 12 at 8:21

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


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

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?


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings - Nicking Seed Coat

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.


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Tue, May 1, 12 at 12:28

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

Tom


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Tue, May 1, 12 at 12:45

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

Silvia


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RE: Red Lime Seedlings

Will do, thanks again.


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