Was fortunate to receive another batch of these spores and proceeded to pot them up, but with some procedural differences followed than from my first attempt with these.
This time, both the top layer of peat and the underlying media, we're both separately microwaved for over 7 minutes apiece.
And the sealable bags were actually new and clean, this time around.
Also, water was boiled, poured into a hand sprayer while still very hot, and squirted through the nozzle, in an attempt to sanitize it to some extent...at least the effort was put forth...it's not tissue culture!
Hands were washed, and the sowing process was performed quickly to limit exposure to the room's air.
All this above, is what might have occurred the first time, but I wanted to see what might happen, if clean protocols were not adhered to...
...well this is what resulted...
The one pot has become overgrown with moss, the tops of antfern leaves rising above it.
The other pot didn't have that type of moss overtake it, though.
Was thinking of fertilizing these before, but am rethinking that now.
Olde CP nuts never die - they just recommit themselves...
My sinuosa was potted up in a mix of Leca (clay balls) and sphagnum moss, but seemed to grow mostly out of the pot. I have broke it up and planted sections in the top of some nep pots, they're not doing great ,I need to rethink
I shall have to make up a pot of a mix like you've suggested and try a couple of my rooted pieces to see how they do,don't know if I'll use the sphagnum as it grows over the rhizome which may not necessarily do any harm but I'd like to see it
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
Sept 15, 2021 15:34:27 GMT
dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT
fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:46 GMT