2016 sowing...:)

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2016 sowing...:)

Postby marcours » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:24 pm

2016 sowing from 11 november until 26 december :)

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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby Australian » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:04 pm

Well done! You must have used artificial light.

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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby marcours » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:43 pm

Of course Australian. My seeds are under 2x55 w tube. In a box with fan.
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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby Australian » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:58 pm

How many weeks will you keep them under lights? Do you turn the lights off at night?

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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby marcours » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:51 am

I let them for 5 months. In springtime they Will join the adult one in the greenhouse.
Yes i Turn of at night the Light. I already read That it's possible to let the Light 24 hours on but i don't know if it's OK for plants.... For photosynthesic cycle if think it's important to give them Light/black periods. Why do you thind about That ?
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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby Australian » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:25 am

I totally agree that you need to give any plant a light and day cycle. My only concern is whether the change from light to dark and viceversa regulated by a switch is not too sudden. On the other side, you give your seedlings ideal light for 12-14 hours a day. This doesn't happen in nature because there are cloudy days, the sun intensive varies according to the season, etc. So in my view you are offering ideal germinating and growing conditions for the first 5 months. A friend of mine living in Albury (37 degrees south) germinates under lights and keeps the plants there for only two month. The sun at his place must stronger than what it is in your place.

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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby Allan1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:18 am

Hi Auastralian, I give mine 12-14 hrs under lights and then they go in the greenhouse, which in summer, never gets dark, as when the sun does go down it only goes just below the horizon. The seedlings don't appear to suffer by having the lights turned off and sudden darkness.
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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby marcours » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:37 am

Thanks Allan. So you have light in your greenhouse ? Can i see a pic ?
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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby steffa » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:07 am

Very good Marcours :o
I've seen that you have sowed also dinteranthus pole-evansi: do you got lucky with them?
I ask you because two years ago I sow some dinteranthus vanzylii but none is born.

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Re: 2016 sowing...:)

Postby Allan1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:16 am

Hi Marcus, My lights are set up in a spare room, not the greenhouse.

Steffa, I have had nil germination with that Dinteranthus in the past. I think the seed has to be the right age.
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