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RE: seed saving (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: remy on 01.31.2012 at 11:07 am in Winter Sowing Forum

Check out the database on the link.
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant Cultivars That Come “True” (or not) From Saved Seed

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RE: Has anyone used plastic coffee 'cans'? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: ricjo22 on 02.03.2012 at 06:54 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Melvalena My italian grandfather showed me how to save tomato seed that way and i've been using that method for 50years. I cut tomatoes that i'm eating on one towel and then press a fresh towel over it to draw off the seeds and you have instant plant tape Ric

Here is a link that might be useful: ricjo22's exchange list

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RE: When do I take the tops off? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: melvalena on 02.17.2012 at 09:29 am in Winter Sowing Forum

Indu,
Because I know where you live and how warm it is there, I'd say if your sprouts are full sun plants and have 2 sets of leaves its safe to open up the tops on nice days. Just be sure to watch them as they'll dry out in no time. Until they're stronger (older) you might want to keep the mid day sun off them for a while. You are going to be planting out in a matter of a few weeks from now. :)

If they've grown so much that they're smashed up against the tops I'd say its past time to open them up. :)

If freezing (or frost) is expected close them back up if the sprouts still fit inside the tops and they are frost tender plants.

If you're expecting really heavy rain I'd close them back up to keep them from getting flooded. (do not put the lids on milk jugs or bottles--built up heat needs to escape and small amounts of rain getting inside won't hurt them)

Homeblessings, they should get plenty of light through the containers. I don't take lids off my containers until I see at least 2 sets of leaves or its really quite warm. But where I live it warms up early and quickly.

Indu lives further south of me and in a much warmer zone, they hardly ever freeze down there in zone 9. I'm zone 7/8.

Shade plants, keep shaded of course... full sun will not make them happy.

We should know and understand what amount of sun each plant needs.
Not all plants/sprouts/seedlings require the same thing at the same time or the same amounts.

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