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Homemake Seed Sowing is so Easy and Fun

This is a discussion on Homemake Seed Sowing is so Easy and Fun within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hi Terminator, what kind of light are you using?...

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    Hi Terminator, what kind of light are you using?

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    Hi Moria,
    I use a regular 24" fluorescent home light. I believe that protocorms and tiny plants don't need much light. May be when plants are bigger then we need to provide more light. In a KEW arcticle, epiphyte orchid requires light but not terrestrial during germination. This is the first time I sow seed so I cannot tell much about it. However, so far so good, I tried Dendrobium chrysotoxum, findlayanum, signatum and got a lot of tiny protocorms. Some experts in this room may tell us more about light.

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    Saw your success thread too. Great stuff and I am totally interested in trying this out.

    I have a source for some calypso bulbosa seed. Any clues on how to proceed with it once I get the gumption? Maybe you might like to help me figure it out?

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    Hi IdahoOrchid,
    Calypso bulbosa is a terrestrial orchid. You need to use ter. media such as Phyto B142 BM-2 terrestrial orchid medium for seed sowing. Germination takes approx. 14 weeks. Remember no light during germination. Temperature is 75 F Degree. It takes 60 - 75 weeks of the seed to become the bulb formation. Report progress. Gooooooood luuuuuuck.

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    I saw your picture of the shelf, Do you have to cover around the shelf or can you leave it open in the garge with the light on top just like in your picture. I have some orchid seeds that I try to sow for the first time. Would really appreciate all your help and informations. Thanks.

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