Carnivorous Plants forum: We have progress!

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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 21, 2016 10:37 PM CST
Planted these 2 1/2-3 weeks ago. Very excited to see them grow. After accidently killing my first Capensis seedlings, I hope I can keep these little guys on track. :)

Forgive the crappy photos. :)

Burmannii


Spatulata


Binata
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Capensis giant and typical
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Finlaysoniana
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 22, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Yeah! Hurray!

What is the white stuff around the edges?
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 22, 2016 12:11 PM CST
DaisyI said:Yeah! Hurray!

What is the white stuff around the edges?


They are sitting in an egg carton I cut in half.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 22, 2016 6:54 PM CST
That's a neat trick man, gotta remember that one.

Also, what's the medium?
Brenden
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 22, 2016 9:53 PM CST
That is a great idea. When I started my first Drosera from seed, I had little pots everywhere. An egg carton seems so much more sensible.

I don't have to start them from seed anymore as now they freely reseed everywhere.
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 22, 2016 10:06 PM CST
bhart90 said:That's a neat trick man, gotta remember that one.

Also, what's the medium?


They are in just straight peat moss.
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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 22, 2016 10:14 PM CST
DaisyI said:That is a great idea. When I started my first Drosera from seed, I had little pots everywhere. An egg carton seems so much more sensible.

I don't have to start them from seed anymore as now they freely reseed everywhere.


That's exactly what I was trying to avoid since I was starting multiple types. I was thinking when I had a garden I used cleaned egg shells and thought the egg carton would be perfect given the size of drosera. My goal is to have a nice greenhouse setup for everything within 2 years. :)
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Aug 23, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Hey kj, if you do so e reading, you'll learn that peat moss is harvested not in the least environmentally friendliest of ways, I use zero peat now, substitute for coco coir., or when my living sphagnum is browning at bottom, I incorporate that. Trust mr, worth the minute to read
Brenden
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 23, 2016 3:49 PM CST
I'm sure Brenden is telling you that the peat bogs are being dug and destroyed and they are not a renewable resource. Peat bogs are home to some truly unique plants and animals (including all the carnivorous plants) and have taken thousands of years to make. But the bigger problem is that the tropical peat bogs are being drained by countries attempting to find more farm space and global warming is melting the northern peat bogs. Peat bogs are major carbon sequestration areas in the world - that carbon is being re-released into the atmosphere with the draining and melting. That's the part you should worry about.

Our peat comes from Canada. Only .02% of reserves are being mined. But even that releases enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Don't give up your peat in small projects like starting Drosera seeds and planting your carnivorous plants but use it sparingly. If you want to amend your yard, buy some compost.

Daisy

Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Sep 3, 2016 11:05 PM CST
Haha. Thank you Daisy. I am currently not using large amounts. I currently only have 2 medium planters for my sarrs and 6 small for my flytraps and drosera. My 3 cu. ft. bale will last me quite a while, well maybe. Were getting ready to move again, so ill be in a climate that CPs favor a little more, so it'll likely expand. Smiling I appreciate all your info. Your a big help!! Thumbs up

On a side note, the Spatulata has already made its first catch. Yay!! Hurray!
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Sep 4, 2016 9:46 AM CST
I should have added: If you want to help keep your carbon footprint small, get rid of the gas guzzling car and the wood burning stove. Smiling

Glad to hear those plants are starting to earn their keep. I have a whole flat of Drosera in my greenhouse. They take care of the gnats very well.

Where are you going?
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Sep 4, 2016 10:33 AM CST
DaisyI said:I should have added: If you want to help keep your carbon footprint small, get rid of the gas guzzling car and the wood burning stove. Smiling

Glad to hear those plants are starting to earn their keep. I have a whole flat of Drosera in my greenhouse. They take care of the gnats very well.

Where are you going?


We used to have a wood stove in indiana. It was nice occasionally in the fall. Fortunately my focus doesn't take near the gas my truck used too. Haha.
We have decided to test the waters of Washington. Were are just kind of exploring little by little and decided where we would like to set our roots. :)
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Klimser
Sep 19, 2016 6:36 AM CST
At this point, it's hard to tell if they're carnivorous. Smiling Judging by the pictures at least.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Sep 19, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Hi Klimser, Welcome! to NGA

You are right, it is hard to tell if what Jaime sprouted is actually what Jaime planted. But, planted in sterile peat in a controlled environment, they probably are baby Drosera. They should be identifiable by now. Jaime, new pictures? Or are they all packed in a box someplace? Smiling
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Sep 19, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Sorry. I've been away. They are currently boxed but I will upload some pix I took a week or so ago.

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Also, @daisyl my sarrs have sprouted many new growth in the box, though its been dark. Will my new sprouts be more suseptable to damage since they started with no light?

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 19, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Introduce them to light very slowly. The good news is that those pitchers will die this winter and be replaced by new ones next spring. Its the crowns and roots you want to protect. So shade for now, sun next spring. Keep the roots in wet and the crowns dry (as in not under water - rain on their heads is okay).

How soon is the big move?

Daisy

PS: Yep, baby Drosera. And lookin' good. Smiling
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Sep 19, 2016 1:05 PM CST
DaisyI said:Introduce them to light very slowly. The good news is that those pitchers will die this winter and be replaced by new ones next spring. Its the crowns and roots you want to protect. So shade for now, sun next spring. Keep the roots in wet and the crowns dry (as in not under water - rain on their heads is okay).

How soon is the big move?

Daisy

PS: Yep, baby Drosera. And lookin' good. Smiling



Great. Thank you. I just wanted to be sure since I figured their growth would stall in a dark box. Surprised again. Haha. Actually, plans diverted us back to indiana. We got back this morning and hopefully settled back in within a week. I'm excited to see if my plants show any growing differences due to the humidity change. I love all the little drosera. Their size makes them cute. Haha. A couple have already made their first catches. That was exciting. Smiling
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Klimser
Sep 20, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Kjnorris918 said:Sorry. I've been away. They are currently boxed but I will upload some pix I took a week or so ago.

Also, @daisyl my sarrs have sprouted many new growth in the box, though its been dark. Will my new sprouts be more suseptable to damage since they started with no light?


Wow, they are so wonderful! Drooling
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Sep 20, 2016 6:03 PM CST
Klimser said:

Wow, they are so wonderful! Drooling


Thank You! Big Grin
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