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My cup runneth over, and over and over.

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by jackb, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Jun 10, 2018
    flowerbug

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    oh, no, will not be doing any more projects, i'm short on space here for much of anything new. if i bring something in i have to get rid of something else and i kinda like the stuff i have already. :)
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2018
    Nyboy

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    I tried that did not work for long. Every thing I bought meant I had to get rid of something .
     
  3. Jul 4, 2018
    jackb

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    My Aldi's $7.99 bargain mama plant is going to bloom again. I counted an incredible 38 buds on the plant, and I may have missed a few! :eek: This time I am going to hold off pollinating the flowers, as once pollinated they fade and produce pods. I'll place the plant in a display pot and bring it upstairs to enjoy the flowers for as long as possible. If necessary I will buy a small plant at Trader Joe's for $4.99 to cross it with when there are just a few blooms remaining.

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  4. Jul 5, 2018
    so lucky

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    Be sure to share a pic when that one is in full bloom.
     
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  5. Jul 5, 2018
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    Yep, like to see that ```
     
  6. Jul 5, 2018
    jackb

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    Well, back to the phalaenopsis seed project. This is about as exciting as watching paint dry; I can't understand how these plants reproduce in the wild other than scattering millions and millions of seeds and relying on pure luck. I replated them again and reverted to the fluorescent light. I knew this but did not apply it: ORCHIDS DO NOT WANT STRONG LIGHT.
    This time when I replated them I put fewer protocorms in each vessel. I even placed three corms in individual test tubes and gave one a vessel all to itself so I could watch its progress.
    Things are happening, SLOWLY, but happening. It looks like it is growing Micky Mouse ears. Could they be leaves forming, or is that wishful thinking? Time will tell if contamination does not set in.

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  7. Jul 6, 2018
    valley ranch

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    That was great ! Reminds me of :
    Speech By Navy Seal Admiral William H. McRaven

    I'll post it in it's own thread ```
     
  8. Jul 24, 2018
    jackb

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    This is the bargain buy from Aldi that produced all of the seeds. I had forgotten what a beautiful flower it had.

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  9. Jul 25, 2018
    jackb

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    Here is the cross I just made and hope it takes, Mutt and Jeff. The small plant is from Trader Joe's and the large plant from Aldi. More flowers will be pollinated as they open to better my chances of a new hybrid. :fl

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  10. Jul 26, 2018
    flowerbug

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    purples, and purples and whites will always be popular. good luck @jackb :)
     
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