Wishlist forum: Seed Starting

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Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2013 7:20 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
How do you start your Brug seed? I'm looking for some different ways as lately it seems I have been having problems getting some of mine to start. I seem to lose more than I get germinated.
Imagekareoke
Nov 21, 2013 7:24 AM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
It has been awhile since I did any but always had good response.
I soak for about an hour in warm water, then I use nail clippers to clip just the end off the seed pod so you can just see the seed inside,( that helps to give it a start) then plant in potting soil, do not plant very deep.
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 21, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Thanks Doris. Appreciate the information. Thumbs up That a way I haven't tried yet. Didn't even think about soaking them first. I have just been trying to chip some of the outer seed coat off.
Imagerhapsody616
Nov 30, 2013 6:43 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach CA
I soak mine overnight. Then peel the cork just a bit... don't want to damage the seed. If it is a warm brug seed I put them in the soil and put them on a heat mat. If it is a cold brug, same thing but no heat mat! I tend to start them in snap on cover, clear containers. That way the stinking fungus gnats cant eat the roots before I have a plant. Angry Everyday I open the container to allow fresh air in. Then back on it goes. When they start spouting I take the lid off... and pray... LOUD! LOL Angel
Rhapsody
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 30, 2013 9:54 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rhapsody, I didn't know there was a warm brug or a cold brug . How can I tell the difference? Besides not soaking, maybe trying to chip by hand hard shell all off I am doing damage to the seed itself.

grrrrrrr... Know what ya mean about fungus gnats. They are year round. never a break from them. Mixing a bit cinnamon in the soil and dash on top does help to keep them away.

Quoting: When they start spouting I take the lid off... and pray... LOUD!


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh yes. Sure can relate to that.

I have some Star Dancer and Star Monster seed I really want to try and see if I can get to germinate before the seed goes bad. Been afraid to try since I was having so many problems with sprouting them.
Imagerhapsody616
Dec 1, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach CA
starlight1153 ~ I have gotten very good with begging and praying!! The universe answers the squeaky wheel LOL.

These are the ones for the warm group. For the most part you will grow these. Group I, or what is commonly referred to as the "warm weather " group, includes B. aurea, B. suaveolens, B. versicolor and its natural hybrids: B. x candida and B. x insignis

These are the ones for the cold group. Vivid color but be best in higher and cooler altitude. Group II, or what is commonly referred to as the "cold weather" group, includes B. sanguinea, B. arborea, B. vulcanicola, and the hybrid B. x flava.

Cut a paste a few of the names and goggle it. And prepare for the pain of all of their beauty. Hilarious!

Rhapsody Lovey dubby
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 2, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rhapsody thanks so much for explaining things to me. I sure do appreciate it. Now when I get seeds or rooted sticks, I will try and get mainly for the warm weather group .

Oh I know, so many beautiful ones out there. I went crazy one year buying rooted cuttings. Was just starting to get them rooted good and along came winter. I had in pots and put in the greenhouse, but didn't notice during tornado winds and rains that plastic around there section had ripped all away and they got frost bitten big time. I about cried.

I have a few hardy pink, yellow and white plants that do well to overwinter outside in pots covered up with leaves. They are noids, but I still droll over everybody elses pics and am going to try again.



Imagerhapsody616
Dec 3, 2013 3:01 AM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach CA
starlight1153 ~ I think I would pass out if that happened to my babies. Sorry it happened to you. Noids are under rated. They have worth and beauty. You grow girl.
Walk in Peace, Walk in Light, Blessed Be
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 3, 2013 3:54 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
yep, was upsetting for sure. The one I regretted losing the most was a new one I had just acquired. I bought it from a breeder in Flordia that is well known, but at moment forget his name. Paid like $35 for that little 2" pot. It was a miniature double white. Was just as cute as could be. Poor thing, I am sure it felt intimidated by all it's taller cousins, but it was a little champ hanging in there til it froze. Especially hard to lose the ones you baby.

So true what you said about NOIDS being underrated. There is a woman across town and she has a NOID yellow. Over 20 feet across the front of both sides of her house she has this yellow planted. The plants get up to about 4 and five feet high and about as wide and my oh my. When it is in full bloom it is the most gorgeous thing to see. Folks stop all the time to ask her what that plant is. Wish I could just dig up her yard and plant it into mine. Hilarious!








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