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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Feb 22, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Two Moso , eight days from start ,
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2nd looking like it , ?
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Fargesia Rufa New Rhizomes begin
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Feb 23, 2016 11:54 AM CST
#4 Black Bamboo Difficult view but there
Seedling above today
Lemon seed soaked up the size of a nickel


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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Feb 24, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Here's How ,
Chlorophyll Soaking until the seeds sink , ( This can take days , be patient )

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2 The bottle size
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3&4 The Capful size
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Spray mix in the Bottle ,
1 Distilled or filtered Water
2 Vitamin C (500 capsule in this case) Let dissolve
3 1 Half Capful of Hydrogen Peroxide )
4 Two Capfuls of Vinegar


This is for watering the seed as it germinates ( The bottle spray mix )
Also for mixing the seed starting mix ,( we will get to that in a minute ) Smiling




In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Feb 24, 2016 3:32 PM CST
A 12 quart Mixing bowl

The mix
Half Starter Mix
Half Coffee Grounds
Ph to 5.6

The Bowl
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The Meter
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Hydrogen Peroxide is good for Ph Adjusting the mix ,, ( The mix only needs to stay that Ph , until the seed sprouts ..)
After their a few days old from germination or they begin to grow I use a half capful of Ammonia in the spray bottle ( A different bottle the same size as shown above ) ( filtered water )

So far within about ten days , I have 2 Moso ,germinated , only one growing so far
2 #4 Black Bamboo Germinated ,
Not 100% happy with the look of the seedling , Smaller Than usual ..
However am 100% delighted in the time period (poof) That the seedling has occurred and the seeds are looking good as germinating ,

While most show a lot about growing Bamboo from seed , Not many have worked well for my Amateur self ,
However with four seeds germinated in a 8 or 10 days , ( one started growing in two days , as compared to months , )
And two Cuttings of a Fargesia Growing two new shoots from the seed mix ..

This was from a dime Booklet in the 1960's About how to "pop" germinate seeds
There is more that is a little more technical ,
I am looking forward to trying a few more ( Hard to Germinate ?) seed types , with this technique ,,

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 24, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Thank You!
Very informative Thumbs up
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Feb 24, 2016 8:12 PM CST
gardengus Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! For your support

The others I cannot post here really as unsafe ,, Electro saline is one for popping hard coated seeds .. Not that anyone would electrocute their self , I don't want to be responsible ..
These came from the Centennial 1 - 5 - 10 , stores you got a small bag of 6 or 12 booklets for a dime , I remember a few , not all

While many would rather eradicate Bamboo , Mine are mostly for pots or clumping ..
Still it is good to be able to start some difficult to start seeds with this , and a few more seeds made easier ..
Thank You! sincerely and again ,

The difficult part gets here when trying to learn how to make them go to seed ,, or making a new variety ,, Whew ,, Blinking
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Mar 4, 2016 6:54 PM CST
Some are looking okay , but so far only this ,from seeds



It has always taken 3 wks to months for me to get any to grow usually , I have seen it take up to three years ,
That in the pic excited me in the beginning , (sort of) 3 days it sprouted in
Other seeds are still green covered with protein gel ,

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 9, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Kind of blogging here , not a bunch of interest , but patient requiring fun ,, This came up the past few days , only saw it today
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The one growing a while from before , the other never sprouted a crown .
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However , two ,, so far ,,

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
Apr 9, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Jim you may not have a lot of responses but I see over 200 people have read your ''blogging''
Some times people just do not know what to say to something new. I for one never even knew you could start bamboo from seeds.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 9, 2016 6:22 PM CST
gardengus It is not an easy seed to start , and since most only seed once a century . Luck and viability plays a bunch ..

Usually though I get pleasure from trying , I bought these two about 9 or 12 dollars . Even if they are all I get , that is not bad for two bamboo plants Hilarious!
Other seeds are still looking okay ,, I don't know , I have had these sprout from 1 week to 2 1/2 years , I am at about 3 months with these ,
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 9, 2016 8:49 PM CST
Oh yes . and not meaning to rude or insult anybody , A few real generous folks here , gave me Acorns Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I did not read the top right about reads ..
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 19, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Number 3 (trying to anyway
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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 19, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Never mind not knowing you could grow bamboo from seeds -- I didn't know you could grow it in Indiana! Jim, does it grow to the point of producing seeds for you, then? Interesting technique for sprouting... thanks for sharing this! Thumbs up
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 19, 2016 8:52 PM CST
Wheedwhacker I have never had any produce seeds , (my next possible project experiment) My river cane outside is doing slowly as is a Fargesia , The two outside are unlikely to be invasive here , However there is some not far from here that is taking over old railroad locations ,,
The two above can grow where you are , ..

all grow in shade here , nice house pot plant , most anyway , Mine will all stay in pots . Except the two already outdoors
The second one I believe is a Black Bamboo , The new sprout I have no idea (mixed seeds

These so far are all from the seeds planted Feb 22
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 20, 2016 6:46 AM CST
Thanks for the info, Jim -- that's one more thing to add to my ever-growing list of plants I need to try!
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 28, 2016 2:39 PM CST
From the same two groups of seeds I started with at the beginning of this

First three growing a while Should be larger
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More sprouts last night one looks like grass other three Bamboo
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To the top of photo group another


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There are still white hair like roots in the starter tray that may or may not sprout
Takes a while , understatement

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Apr 30, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Spaced off planting the the last dozen and a half seeds , so soaked and prepared and into the container to start , today , April 30
Let's see if I get any in the next few days , if not , About August ?
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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

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