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Name: David Laderoute
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Jan 14, 2016 8:41 PM CST
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Woohoo. Morangne # 27 planted 1/3/16 and popped up yesterday. 10 days.
Had them on a heat mat for 10 days then took off.
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Jan 14, 2016 9:04 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Azgarden
Jan 14, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Thumbs up That is great news! Keep us posted.
Name: David Laderoute
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Jan 14, 2016 9:52 PM CST
Needed the heat mat for some new seeds. Was out today, so I picked up another. nodding
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Name: Mary
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Jan 14, 2016 11:22 PM CST
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Me too! I should have bought 2 OR 10 Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Laderoute
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Jan 14, 2016 11:41 PM CST
I almost bought one that was 6 feet long. Trouble is, I have no 6 ' shelves. It would hold 3 trays easily.
You can use electric heat blankets, but I don't have one.
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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Jan 16, 2016 9:59 AM CST
@DavidLMO Can't wait to see your Moragne #27 seedlings. Am anxious to compare notes as I planted them also..seeds from BB&B. Here are mine this morning on day 24. When do you plan on fertilizing (with what) and transplanting? At 4 or 6 true leaves? Confused
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 16, 2016 10:10 AM CST

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Looking good!
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Azgarden
Jan 16, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Thank You! @Dutchlady1
When do you think I should pot up and what size pot? Fertilizer? These are my first seed babies to grow. The first attempt was weird, as you may recall...started using paper towel method and got leaves and no root Confused and then mold Grumbling They went to plumeria heaven. No more paper towel method for me or maybe it was a fluke. I was using H2O2 solution so was surprised when mold raised its ugly head.
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Jan 16, 2016 11:33 AM CST

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I would step up all the way to a one gal. once you have four true leaves. I base this in part on the time of year; spring is coming and they will want to grow. Once they are established in their new pot start fertilizing - either use a timed release fertilizer (my preference) or use a regular (always well-balanced) one at half strength. Be sure not to push 'growth' too much, or you'll end up with a lanky plant.
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Azgarden
Jan 16, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Thank You! @Dutchlady1
Just what I needed to know, Hetty. You are wonderful Smiling
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froggiesgirl
Jan 16, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Congrats! I'm thinking of ordering some to start. Would be a cheaper alternative to add to my collection! Hurray!
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 16, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Azgarden said: @DavidLMO Can't wait to see your Moragne #27 seedlings. Am anxious to compare notes as I planted them also..seeds from BB&B. Here are mine this morning on day 24. When do you plan on fertilizing (with what) and transplanting? At 4 or 6 true leaves? Confused
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As always, keep in mind that we are all over the place - what works for me, will not necessarily work for you someone in WA, CA, FL and so on. And what I state is what I do in general - there are always exceptions. I do grow a lot of stuff from seed - this year likely 2,000 +.

I will not fertilize until they are potted up and have 2 or more sets of true leaves. Prior to that, I may use a Foliar Spray due to the nature of the plant. For these, I will move to 2.5 - 4 inch pots. Since I have never grown Plumeria from seed, I have no idea how quickly things will progress. I am hoping to have them in 6 inch pots by the end of my growing season - ~ Mid October. My hunch is that will not be the case.

When I first fertilize, I will use liquid in water. After I feel that has worked its course, I will move to timed - I usually use Osmocote.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 16, 2016 1:16 PM CST
Azgarden said: No more paper towel method for me or maybe it was a fluke. I was using H2O2 solution so was surprised when mold raised its ugly head.


I don't use the paper towel method very often as I have not had good luck with it. If you get mold on them, a 10 % bleach solution works well. Mold in such cases is usually due to too wet paper towel.

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Name: David Laderoute
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Jan 16, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Woo Hoo - Vera Cruz Rose popping up today. Hurray!
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Name: David Laderoute
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Jan 16, 2016 1:19 PM CST
froggiesgirl said:Congrats! I'm thinking of ordering some to start. Would be a cheaper alternative to add to my collection! Hurray!


Go for it Julie!! Brads Buds and Blooms is reasonable and he has a wide choice.
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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Jan 16, 2016 1:49 PM CST
I agree Brad's seeds have been good.
Thanks for the mold & paper towel info as well as your plans for your plumeria seedlings, David.
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 16, 2016 5:11 PM CST
DavidLMO said: I have never grown Plumeria from seed, I have no idea how quickly things will progress. .


David, in my area, depending on the variety you could have a 2 to 3 feet tall seedling in one year.
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Name: Hetty
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Jan 16, 2016 5:39 PM CST

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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 16, 2016 6:52 PM CST
GigiPlumeria said:

David, in my area, depending on the variety you could have a 2 to 3 feet tall seedling in one year.


Of course. Green Grin! Not in my area. Crying My rooted cutting purchased in August 2014 was ~ 12 inches from bottom of pot when I took it in Fall '14. I took it out 4 days or so after Mothers say and grew it in a South area where it got full sun from sun up to sun down. When I brought it in ~ Oct. 12 it was ~ 26 " tall.

Here our outdoor grow period is barely 5 months. At best. 3 years ago (IIRC - and that is ?able Big Grin ) it was barely over 4 months. That year we had 2 feet of snow and temps in the teens 2 days after Mother's day.

I will let everyone know how tall this is 12 months from today.
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