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Old 04-17-2010, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by miamipanda View Post:
Callanh,

How is it best to keep the soil moist, without disturbing it too much? (I'd hate for these tiny seeds to get buried when I water). Do you mist with a spray? Would drops from the sprinkler system be to harsh to water?

Do I need a greenhouse effect, like putting a bag over them to keep it humid?
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You can cover, but i don't think it is nessesary in your area., just keep misted. and give some shade during midday sun. after they get big enough to handle if you plant in a rich potting mix, Get them into a different mix, i use a mix of topsoil and some course sand, I know a lot of folks will say not to use sand,but remember these are Alpine plants and come from poor soil conditions and cooler weather. rich soil will make them bloom a lot sooner than normal. after the blooming the mother plant dies off
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:01 PM
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The mother plant will dy off after blooming but it can take months, she will produce babies first.

The reason I would not use sand is because in containers sand has a tendance to harden and become like cement and it will harden around plant roots. It doesnt always happen but the first time it does happen to you, you will never want to use it again.
Those that do use sand generaly use it for the purpose of drainage...but small aquarium gravel and perilite will do great also and not cause a problem. Perilite does float and the trick to keeping it down is to put a top dressing of some pretty gravel on the surface of the soil..it suerves a great purpose and makes your pot look nice also.
But this is all for when the plants are large enough to handle well.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:52 PM
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Hello All
New user on Plant Swap. I landed on this thread, looking for the information what do hen and chick seedlings look like? I have planted seeds and have seedlings but they are 5 weeks old and an inch plus high. They look like grass??? Do I have baby sempervivum or have I been fooled?
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:38 PM
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:41 PM
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I should have thought of including a picture! This is the first time I have signed up for a chat site. I know, I know, cue laughter. I would still like to see what you find so I know what I should be looking at.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:57 PM
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That's not hen/chickens
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:31 AM
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Thank you


I kind of figured. Thanks anyway. Silly of me but I was hoping. I'm pretty sure I am the proud owner of a pot of crab grass My husband was trying to be helpful and ordered seeds from China??? when I couldn't find what I wanted around here. Oh well. Can I assume Hen & Chick Sprouts actually look like Hen & Chicks? I will do more research before my next purchase.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:49 AM
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Does anyone know if the seeds need to go thru a winter before you can germinate them? I had several of my H&C produce flowers this year. They are pretty much finished so I have moved them to a pot on my deck to finish their life cycle. I typically just let the flowers compost back in but thought I'd give this a try. I just can't seem to find a definitive answer to this question. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:03 PM
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I never did seeds...However the plants do come thru the winter an make more babies as the expand.
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Murdered all my hen and chicks so will have to start over this year, oh well Brown Thumb Disease!!!
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it was suicide not murder.. Chicks don't take texas heat at all.
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