These blechnum magellanicum spores were obtained from a seed seller in Chile, sown on damp peat and silica sand which had been microwaved until piping hot and cooled. Then placed in a takeaway container, spores sown and covered in cling film (cling wrap) no holes,container placed to the side and approximately three feet from florescent grow light in my infinite wisdom I forgot to put a sowing date on them,spores were mixed with a small amount of sand and sprinkled on top to get an even distribution
Blimey that year went quickly, the plants are speeding up in growth again and I need to separate these into pots and to the great outdoors with most of them . I'll probably keep some on the windowsill as insurance, the ones I separated and left outside for the winter have only just started to put out new leaves and don't look half as good as these at the moment
The plants I kept inside last winter on the windowsill are still there ,I never got around to potting them up ,and the outdoor pot left outside last winter has well and truly taken the lead. the windowsill pot hardly looks any different the outside pot has progressed much better ,think I'll leave the outside pot where it is unless a very cold spell is predicted this winter and leave the windowsill pot where it is and pot up next spring
Two years after my first pics and this is about the largest of the bunch so far, it resembles what it's supposed to resemble, not all the plants look so good ,some fell on stoney ground, advanced looking plants on the left were put under lights from the windowsill takeaway container at the start of last winter , plants in the middle have just been potted up from the same container and the ones on the right are the pot I left outside for the winter split up and potted up hope they take off a bit as the weather seems perfect for ferns, if I wasn't so lazy and split all the plants up much earlier and under the lights I reckon they'd be at least twice the size but live and learn
An update on the sporelings ,I think some can be promoted to fernlings? If that's a thing.
Pretty sure this is the same fern as in the previous post and is still the most advanced but not by much , I do regret not growing these in stronger sunlight as the plants under the grow lights grew well over winter and I reckon the light was a lot stronger than in the shaded position they're in now ,I have moved one into stronger sunlight as an experiment and it seems to be doing ok so the rest may follow.
fredg: I don't think Roger knows how the Y's are worn during the ceremony
Sept 15, 2021 11:00:25 GMT
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
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dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
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