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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

2 more Jonah, 1 from ground, one from paper towel, and 1 7 pot from ground. total 12/72. 1/6 germ rate overall after 13 days.
By supplier, Dulac has more sprouts overall, w/ 4 7 pots and 3 Jonahs. Burpee is a close second w/ 4/9 sprouts. Still waiting on your Primos to sprout Ryan!! :P

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Hippy Seeds finally making a showing! One Ghost popped in the paper towel. Accidentally pulled out a 7 pot while removing the helmet. Put it back in the ground, hopefully it'll pull through.

Oh, and a second Reaper from the dirt.

After 2 weeks that puts me at 19.4% Germ Rate overall.

7 pots- 44.4%
Red Carr Hab- 44.4%
Jonah- 33%
Reaper- 22%

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

One more Ghost hook from dirt. So here is my new prediction. when the next new variety pops, it will soon be followed by a second. They seem to be sprouting in clusters by variety, a kind of "genetic alarm clock" if you will.

Oh and another hab from paper towel.

Edited by Pepperhead, 08 February 2013 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

Butch and Primo popped in the paper towel. Probably plant them Tuesday morning.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

One more Reaper in my control group straight in the ground, which makes it all three in 17 days. Up to 18/72 overall or 25% after 17 days. For those of you still paying attention, does that jive generally with your numbers?
I have updated my paper towel method somewhat. I have switched to the Shlogg method found Here. This provides for a more reliable uniform heating method and I believe will yield more accurate results. It's kind of a big change but is in the spirit of the experiment I believe. What the hell, the Journal of Science wasn't going to publish these results anyway.
So far I think the vinegar method is a wash, as not one sprout has arisen that way. I'll call it after 30 days and replant those cells with leftover seeds. So take note, don't pickle seeds before planting.
For such small numbers I would put the results for the two at almost a dead heat. Paper towel, with uneven heating has produced 8 sprouts and the control has produced 10. If I get a sudden explosion of germination from the new paper towel method, then I'll feel comfortable that the results are better that way.

Coming up this spring: Soil experiments! What's a better additive: Store bought powdered fertilizer, Store bought compost, or Rabbit food pellets? Stay tuned.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

So my last paper towel Jonah and 7 pot went into the ground and one more PT Ghost went in. That brings my total to 20/72. That's 27% overall. If you take away the vinegar ones I likely killed, that's just under 42% germ rate.

The Butch and Primo I thought were going to be good to go this morning, weren't. One of each looks like it might possibly be peeking, but might just be wishful thinking on my part. Those 2 and the dorset are 0% right now. I'm just going to leave them unmolested for a few days and hopefully with some positive vibes sent their way we'll see something on that front.

Edit to correct numbers.

Edited by Pepperhead, 13 February 2013 - 03:51 AM.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:22 AM

Just so you know I am taking notes even tho I'm not posting. Very informative. Why rabbit pellets (I'm assuming poop) as opposed to another poop like bat, cow, chicken ect.?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:55 AM

Carribean Red Habs- 5
7 Pot- 5
Jonah- 4
Ghost- 3
Reaper- 3
Primo- 0
Dorset- 0
Butch T- 0

Regular 7 Pots and Jonahs have been very fertile and I'm very excited about them. Red Habs I'm hopeful for (had bad luck with Burpee last year). Still holding out hope for the last 3 to pop. I know some of these can take a month or more to pop so I'm not too disappointed yet. But impatience is creeping up fast.

Just so you know I am taking notes even tho I'm not posting. Very informative. Why rabbit pellets (I'm assuming poop) as opposed to another poop like bat, cow, chicken ect.?

Rabbit food. I read something recently that suggested it because alfalfa contains a chemical that helps plants grow faster, and it breaks down almost immediately when wet. I'd like to compare rabbit poo to worm poo, but it isn't in the cards this year.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Screwing up somewhere! Red Habs shriveling, 7 Pots yellowing. Transplanted some, put them in the window, shriveling! Too much light? Too hot? Gahh! Turned the light off for a few hours, hopefully I can save some. What should I do?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Over watering? What's the temps by you? The light won't affect it. It's something else n

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Too much water?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

Crud. Hate to hear that Ph. At this stage it's either a water or temp issue. Are they by a window?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

They're under CFLs. I removed the dome and emptied any water I could. I think my heat pad quit on me, too. I'm just going to leave them open under lights and hopefully it'll dry out some. That MG Expanding soil really holds some water. I hadn't watered in at least a week and thought maybe I should add a little. Next day, this. Hopefully I can save some, not all withered. Have a few extra to put in and might be able to recover.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

Well,unless some miracle happens it looks like I'll be starting from scratch on a lot of these. Good news is I got a primo to pop this morning. I still have plenty of 7 pots and Jonah seeds, already have new habs in the germinater bucket. Wish me luck!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

That sucks about your first batch. Still plenty of time though. I'm starting my second batch of seeds today. Good luck!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

That sucks about your first batch. Still plenty of time though. I'm starting my second batch of seeds today. Good luck!

It happens I guess. Still got the Prik kee nu suan growdown coming up, and started. some thai ornamementals. even a few bells popped. It's all good. Frustrating, but good.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

yeah losing that growdown will give you something to work towards so not all is lost!!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

yeah losing that growdown will give you something to work towards so not all is lost!!

Hey, you're not allowed to hurt my feelings on my own blog! :)
But now i have extra practice and have lulled you into a false sense of security, which you already have thinking your voodoo grow scheme can beat good old fashioned million year old dirt method.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Okay sorry I will keep the smack for the prik kee noo thread :P

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

So finally a paper towel Dorset popped today. Just waiting on a Butchy.
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