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I hate when this happens...

Posted by krstofer Zone 7 (ish) (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 7, 06 at 20:29

So I have a cincinnata sprout who's primary leaves are still covered with that sack thingy... In my expierience if it's not removed the seedling is likely to die.

I've let it sit for 4 days to give it a chance to break the sack itself.. Decided today it needed some help.
It's delicate micro-surgery with a razor knife.. But I pulled it off without damaging anything.

While I have the camera out- Here's a few of my gracilis sprouts. They've been up for a week- ready to move into a bigger pot as the roots are growing out of the peat.

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Yeah, I've had to cut off the seed membrane before. Otherwise they die.
I see you finally got some gracilis seeds to grow, seems like you've been looking for some for a while.

RE: I hate when this happens...

Ya I did.. And I have.
Nervously soaked 'em in Oj (just like I do all other passi seeds) figuring if they don't sprout that's nothing new.. But to my suprise they were some of the first to pop up.
So now it's a season of babying, hand polinating.. Maybe try some crosses if anything else is blooming at the time but I don't expect much luck with that..

We'll see. They say "don't count your chickens before they hatch.." Well, don't count your sprouts before they bloom either.
'Least I have sprouts. Finally.

RE: I hate when this happens...

How are they doing now?

RE: I hate when this happens...

It's doin' great, my little variegated guy.

RE: I hate when this happens...

Glad to hear it, Interesting re Your variegated guy....

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