Bookshelf germination

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Lactus
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Bookshelf germination

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S. Eruca
C. Hypogaea
E. Micromeris
C. Calderana v spiosior
A. Coahuilense
A. Fissuratus
T. Valdezianus
P. Magnifica
Crassula umbella
Lithops
Bowiea volbilis

My first go at growing from seed. Still a learning process!
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Good luck!
Your setup looks interesting. Maybe next time when you sow you could buy a sealable container to put the pots in. Is easier than those bags, I have discovered a few years back. I got transparant containers from Ikea, in which my little square pots fit very nicely and no hassle with bags anymore.

I have about 240 pots to sow this year. Did around 180 this weekend, will do the remaining 60 next weekend. It took me quite some hours already. Sowing is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Especially when your toddler plants are blooming for the first time after some years. I notice a lot of my 2017 sown plants start to flower for the first time now and hopefully I can harvest some seeds!
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Aiko wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:53 pm Good luck!
Your setup looks interesting. Maybe next time when you sow you could buy a sealable container to put the pots in. Is easier than those bags, I have discovered a few years back. I got transparant containers from Ikea, in which my little square pots fit very nicely and no hassle with bags anymore.

I have about 240 pots to sow this year. Did around 180 this weekend, will do the remaining 60 next weekend. It took me quite some hours already. Sowing is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Especially when your toddler plants are blooming for the first time after some years. I notice a lot of my 2017 sown plants start to flower for the first time now and hopefully I can harvest some seeds!
That’s a great idea. I don’t like the bags. I tried a different method using those plastic cups with the lids to prevent the bags from squishing the seedlings. I only sow half of the seeds I get in an order just in case my method doesn’t work. So far I need to add a fungicide and topping for the seeds to stand up a little better. Most of my lithops fell over from the drops hitting them.
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I like your setup!
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MrXeric wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:01 am I like your setup!
Thanks :)
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