Beginner looking to begin...again...but need seeds.

Newbnoob

Carnivore
Hi, everybody! Hi, Dr. Nick!
Its been a few years since I've been around. My first and last attempt at growing from seed was a good learning experience (to say the least)...lol. Had some sprout, but couldn't maintain life. I still have all my peat, perlite, lights and such.
I'm currently on long term disability due to cancer x4 in 15 months and don't really have funds to purchase seeds at the moment.
But I need something to pass the time and stay positive, something to look forward to, and was hoping to get back in the saddle.

Long post short, I was wondering if anyone had some spare seeds they were willing to part with. It would really mean a lot.
Currently living in Winnipeg.

Many thanks! Stay safe, be well!

Edit.
...and I would definitely keep the grow logged here. Thanks again!
 

Newbnoob

Carnivore
I'll start a new thread when the time comes. Currently checking lights and cleaning out the tent. Will grab some distilled water when I hit the supermarket next.

Thanks again, @Les serres de Paolo Inc. !!
Very curious as to what you're sending. Do you think I'll need anything else other than the perlite and peat?
 

Les serres de Paolo Inc.

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I'll start a new thread when the time comes. Currently checking lights and cleaning out the tent. Will grab some distilled water when I hit the supermarket next.

Thanks again, @Les serres de Paolo Inc. !!
Very curious as to what you're sending. Do you think I'll need anything else other than the perlite and peat?
Only need peat moss and perlite!

4 pack of species of Drosera seeds
1 pack of seeds of Dionaea muscipula
 

Newbnoob

Carnivore
Thanks very much for the offer, @stevebradford !! I'm not sure if I should wait and see how I make out with these seeds from Paolo first or shotgun blast my way back into the hobby...lol.
If you send them, I'll plant them. I'm trying to keep my mind as occupied as possible for the next 8ish months.
 

WillyCKH

CPSC Moderator
Staff member
Hey there!
I just went through some crazy cancer treatments myself for stage 4 cancer. I understand how rough it is.
Focus on the cure and try to put your mind in things that you enjoy...! Growing from seeds is great, you are on the right track here!
Make sure to take photos of them and keep track of how they grow for you, if you have the energy.
PM me your address and I'll send you few Sarracenia seeds.
Cheers,
Willy
 

Newbnoob

Carnivore
Hey there!
I just went through some crazy cancer treatments myself for stage 4 cancer. I understand how rough it is.
Focus on the cure and try to put your mind in things that you enjoy...! Growing from seeds is great, you are on the right track here!
Make sure to take photos of them and keep track of how they grow for you, if you have the energy.
PM me your address and I'll send you few Sarracenia seeds.
Cheers,
Willy
Hey Willy!!
Yes, you nailed it! I remember a few years ago you were fighting your battle. Hope all is well with you, friend! Glad to see you!
 

coconut

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Hi, everybody! Hi, Dr. Nick!
Its been a few years since I've been around. My first and last attempt at growing from seed was a good learning experience (to say the least)...lol. Had some sprout, but couldn't maintain life. I still have all my peat, perlite, lights and such.
I'm currently on long term disability due to cancer x4 in 15 months and don't really have funds to purchase seeds at the moment.
But I need something to pass the time and stay positive, something to look forward to, and was hoping to get back in the saddle.

Long post short, I was wondering if anyone had some spare seeds they were willing to part with. It would really mean a lot.
Currently living in Winnipeg.

Many thanks! Stay safe, be well!

Edit.
...and I would definitely keep the grow logged here. Thanks again!
I have dionaea NOID which has big traps as you liked my post. PM me your address, will send you some to spend your spare times...
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
There's posts on the forum about this topic. People have tried a number of ideas. Basically a pot of peat/perlite with some drainage material (that won't leach minerals) at the bottom and a pipe touching the bottom to allow water changes.
 

DaniL

Carnivore
I'm wondering if I should make one of these mini-bog deals. Anyone have any experience with these?
I have 2 small bog planters, thanks to the generosity of people on this forum :) As someone without a lot of indoor space or lighting, I really like having them all together. The pings didn't thrive (maybe too wet for them, I repotted the surviving one elsewhere) but everything else did well last summer until mealy bugs and aphids moved in and stunted growth. They're inside now overwintering. I have a thread about it here if you want to see how I did it https://carnivorousplantsociety.ca/index.php?threads/adventures-of-the-travelling-bog-planters.5582/#post-45064
 
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