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Jan 30, 2013 8:59 AM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Here are some of my semp seedlings today, using the macro on my new camera. It's heaven Angel Hurray!
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Jan 30, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Nice Pia - both the camera and the semps! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jan 30, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Hurray! I agree
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Jan 30, 2013 10:54 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hurray! Pia both those baby semps and your new camera are amazing. Lovey dubby

I need to take some new photos my my little seedlings. Wonder what they will do this growing season?
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Jan 30, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Yes, I cannot wait to see yours Lynn! And everybody else's too! I wonder what they're going to do colourwise this coming year. To be honest though, I don't expect much change till the year after, when they've settled.xx
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Jan 30, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Very nice Pia! How fun - and whew, what a job it was satisfying the "mob" ! I tip my hat to you. Big Grin I'll take some photos with my camera today (usually I use my phone, but I think camera is better)
Cheers
Hurray!
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Jan 30, 2013 12:19 PM CST
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Herbs Garden Art Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover
Look forward to seeing your photos too Greg! :D
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Jan 30, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Pia, the colors from you camera are beautiful. I think your pics will be outshining everyone's from here on out. I like the two semps that look like conjoined twins. That fuzziness makes them look so endearing... Smiling Have fun today!
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Jan 30, 2013 1:43 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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Hurray! Pia amazing results from your camera. Let us see a few more shots from it. I tip my hat to you. . Not an expert on Semps yet Smiling .
Regards,
Arif.
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Feb 9, 2013 3:40 AM CST
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Hi! I hope you don't mind me joining the semp seed party! My grandfather always had pots of semps in his garden, I remember him telling me that a bird/the wind had dropped a seed and it grew into his first plant quite by accident, he potted it up they have been in the garden in varying numbers ever since! As a child I can remember spending many happy hours trying to count the many many rosettes in each of his pots. He passes away 2 years ago and I never thought to ask what they were called, untill I happened upon some pictures online yesterday when looking for succulent seeds. I tried growing cacti this time last year and ended up with more seedlings than I knew what to do with (the cat on the other hand managed to upset half my crop which helped with numbers Crying ) Then just before Chistmas I saw beautiful pics of aloe polyphylla's and couldn't reasist the spiral so had to order some seeds along with some lithops seeds. Then, as I said, I was browsing the web yesterday afternoon and came across some of my Grandad's favourites and couldn't resist a packet of 200 seeds! A little more googling lead me to this thread and all your wonderful pictures documenting semp seed growth. You all have such beautiful collections!!! Anyway, that turned into more of an intro than I meant it to! I'm hoping that my seeds will be here Monday orr Tuesday so I can mae a start on my own little semp colony. Did you put your seeds inthe fridge/freezer for a time before you planted them? Has anyone used a heated propergator to set them off? I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if our temps would be adequate at this time of year just to put them in a baggie, but I don't want to coook them in the propergator either.....

I look forward to getting to know you all xxx
Kate UK
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Feb 9, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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I tip my hat to you. Welcome to the club. The chatterers are fast asleep but will soon be up.
Regards,
Arif.
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Feb 9, 2013 9:11 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hurray! I'm up Arif. Big Grin

Welcome! Kate. We are so glad you found us. We would love it if you joined us. The more the merrier.

We have several people that have started sempervivum from seeds. My only experience with growing by seed are the ones that self sow out in my beds. The seeds go through a natural cold cycle and warming cycle provided by mother nature.
I don't think I would use a heated propagator. Much of the time the seeds have already been chilled before sending out. But you could put them in your freezer for a week and then plant them. Your house should provide all the heat they will need.

Pia had wonderful results starting her seeds. When she gets back she will share how she did it.
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Feb 9, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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Feb 9, 2013 10:16 AM CST
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Hello and good morning all! Thanks for the info ValleyLynn.
Kate UK
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Feb 9, 2013 7:20 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Welcome! Welcome Kate! Another "brit" Smiling (Pia is in England) I have wanted to try seeds but haven't yet, I joined "All things plants" back in November and have had such fun, and learning too! And its given me the "go ahead" on getting more semps (and keeping the labels on them this time!) so beginning in November I've more than doubled my semp "collection"! It was really meant to be just a part of my garden and now my garden is a part of the semps Big Grin
Clint - most of my semps are seedlings, and some are really small, although in the photos they all look large enough - if you notice the dirt particles are showing up as if its huge Sticking tongue out So after yesterday's chat, I'm excited to see what changes happen as they grow!
Cheers
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Feb 9, 2013 7:55 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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Feb 9, 2013 8:19 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Although semps should put out plenty of young ones before they croak! Big Grin When I received my first semp batch last May, several of those flowered in the summer, so I lost them, because they didn't have time to be putting out babies Sad cycle of life I guess! I tip my hat to you.
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Feb 9, 2013 10:36 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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Maybe the difference in hands Blinking maybe they lack the traces of hormones required for plants to put out babies or maybe you don't sing the lullabies required to put them into a conducive mood Hilarious! .
Regards,
Arif.
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Feb 9, 2013 10:40 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Big Grin I guess I need to learn Lynn's technique and tune!! Whistling
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Feb 9, 2013 10:45 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
Lynn is patience personified. You can't, sorry but non of us can Sticking tongue out . A bit slow and creaky these days though.
Regards,
Arif.

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