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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    Well at the time of getting the seeds from the seedpods I had no other plants even remotely close to flowering, and whilst sowing, these were the only ziplock bags I've opened and have sown. The soil I got straight out of a store bought back of potting soil. Thousands of seeds went into the little pots. While most were very molded, I was hoping that some seeds in the very corners of the ziplock bags might still be okay. I think the change that it is indeed Kasturi x Amersfoort it quite high. I have no idea in what way it could be anything else. The only thing that troubles me is that there is much less genetic variation within the experiment this way...

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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    And hopefully, the mold has not released gibberellins into the soil. That would cause sudden stem elongation (and death) of the seedling. (Or, since gibberellins can also function as a germination stimulant, maybe gibberellins from the mold caused that one seedling to germinate.)

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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    I'm hoping some other contestants will still join on the little island. For now it looks like the mold from the seeds has not done much change to the soil but I guess I'll have to wait and see.

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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    Since a few days there have been two islanders. Although I'm dissapointed that the only two seedlings I've got came from the same F1, I'm very happy to have two, rather than one. The seedling from the unknown ziplock bag passed away. I'll take extra good care of these two guy.


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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    And hopefully, the mold has not released gibberellins into the soil. That would cause sudden stem elongation (and death) of the seedling. (Or, since gibberellins can also function as a germination stimulant, maybe gibberellins from the mold caused that one seedling to germinate.)

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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    Bad news, both have died. One sooner than the other, but in they end they suffered a similar fate.
    I've dried the other little buckets one more time and wetting them to give it one last shot.
    On the side, I will be growing F1 again. This time I'm going to make sure both KxA and AxK grow to adult plants.
    However, it's been tricky to get any plant to a reasonable size over the past few weeks.
    I hope I manage to get some of them going.
    I also intend to make a few new crosses.

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    Re: Kasturi x Amersfoort

    Sad news... I feel sorry for you...
    I wish you good luck with your new trials
    Don't give up

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