Post by DirtyDivisions on Sept 6, 2014 23:56:19 GMT -5
On Friday I received in the mail one of the most awesome packages I have ever gotten. The package was from the amazing breeder Phil Faulisi (philcula) and contained Sarracenia seed from crosses he made this year. I got goosebumps looking at each and every cross labeled on the 15 packages of seed. I have so much confidence in these seeds I even upgraded and expanded my lighting setup so I can push these plants under 24 hr lighting for 2 years. There WILL be some truly amazing plants come forth from these crosses and I will document their journey from seed to stunners in this thread. Today I finished preparing the seeds for stratification using the wet paper towel method and popped them into the refrigerator. In a month I will check on them and they should be ready to germinate. I can not wait!:
Post by DirtyDivisions on Sept 7, 2014 18:02:55 GMT -5
I will update this thread often once the seeds have germinated. Right now I'm setting up my germination/grow chamber in a spare closet. As of now there are 72 pots waiting to be filled with beautifulness. I will be hanging an 8 tube Quantum Badboy HO t5 over them. It should be coming in the mail next week:
I will also build in white sidewalls to reflect light back onto the plants.
Post by DirtyDivisions on Sept 13, 2014 16:39:53 GMT -5
I received my light fixture yesterday and I mounted it in my closet. How close to the top of my plants do you think I should I hang my light. With my smaller 2ft 2 bulb HO T5 lighting setup my light is 4 inches away from the top of the seedlings. This bad boy puts out a lot more light than my other setup so I'm wondering if it should be placed higher. What do you think?:
Nice Trey!!! That thing is beast! Now all you need is a 5 acre spread to grow out all the seedlings on!
I agree with eric. Keep the lights as close as possible. My seedlings are 4-6" under the lights, although I have a 4 bulb not an 8 bulb. I will be raising my lights a few inches pretty soon here to account for growth, however. I haven't had a lick of disease in my grow setup and I attribute that largely to the light being way too bright for fungus and the fact that the plants develop very "hard" foliage with thick cuticles to adapt to the harsh conditions. They love it. Monitor the temps in the closet with the bulbs on - it will get warm in there! My closet can hit 90 on warm evenings when I have the door closed because I am sleeping, and that's a 4-bulb. I keep the door open during the day and have the lights on a 8:30 PM to 2:30 PM photoperiod so they shut down during the heat of the afternoon and early evening. I do not have AC tho.
That's a really nice set up.Mine's a six tube.I run the middle 2 in the heat of the day and the outer 4 when it cools off.The seedlings from a few batches just moved out of the covered trays about a week ago. I kind of thought the same thing.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
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