James W 6yr JBP Contest entry

James W.

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seeds in the refrigerator for 6 weeks
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. . . and planted directly into (7) RootMaker flats. 3 seeds in each pot, plan to thin to strongest. 2 flats have 6-15 seeds in a pot with the intention of trying some fused trunks.
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Interested in the effect of the rootmaker flats. Will you do the seedling cutting?
 

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Confused.
If these spent 6 weeks in the fridge, they were started before 1/1/2018?
We're only 5 weeks into the new year.
 

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Curious to know what lights and soil medium you're using?
Are you employing any anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-algae agent(s)?
 

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Curious to know what lights and soil medium you're using?
Are you employing any anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-algae agent(s)?
I am using cheap potting mix and coir mixed with about 50% NAPA DE and perlite. The coir re-wets very easily but is a little bit fine. I use a similar mix with less DE for starting all kinds of seeds.
I have a 1000 watt metal halide light. When I put up the reflectors around the growing table I will have full sun strength light.
I will apply Daconil at first signs of emerging seedlings and again when all seedlings are up.
 

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From an Amazon seller, received yesterday. Shipped from Shanghai. No hints except for the outlandishly long shipping time that they might be coming from China.
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Soak in hot water. All but one floating.
 

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Hopefully, they were not radiated as possible Drug seed.
Most the stuff I got from China as seed grew, didn't germinate.
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I guess we'll see.
I would not have ordered Japanese seeds from China if I had known. Maybe I should mail them to someone in New Zealand, just for the irony.
The envelope was marked for customs as "rubber bands". I suspect nothing was done per regulations. I probably imported some exotic species of termite that will eat my whole house leaving only the nails behind.
 

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Mikawa seeds planted March 25. Nothing showing yet.
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I don't think my China seeds are going to sprout . . .IMG_1033.JPG
 

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And I lost some.
Inadequate care, but I have excuses.
130 still left. I'm thinking I might try more Mikawa seeds
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