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Vinca seedlings

Posted by patreesh 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 18, 11 at 6:55

Anyone have pictures of vinca seedlings? I started mine last week. Put them on heat mat and covered the tray with newspaper so the seeds would germinate in darkness. Some have sprouted but I've never seen anything so frail looking. Look like long thin white threads leaning over. What did I do wrong?

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RE: Vinca seedlings

You coverd them with newspaper so the stems/leaves have never seen the light of day.

A lot of people confused the word covered when it comes to sowing seeds. 99% of the time it is meant you cover the seeds with soil, not cover the seeds with newspaper or a box or something. This is so as soon as it germinates, the seed will break through the soil and have light.

I would start a new batch of seeds or get your seeds very close to lights, like 1-3" away and maybe there are a few that havent germinated so they will come up in light, not dark.

I hope that helps, bummer they dont look very good!


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