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Old 01-28-2017, 01:24 AM
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Me too, but mine is so tiny you almost need a magnifying glass to see it~LOL
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:58 AM
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:28 PM
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Hi Zuzu!! So happy to have you here with us!

If you have any advice or tricks up your sleeve chime in! Everyone on the site is most welcome to watch us grow or grow along with us~
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Old 01-28-2017, 05:11 PM
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Got a little sprout today! Only one, but it gives me hope for the others, haha! So tiny...
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:11 PM
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Oh that is so good to see!!! Come on babies!!!
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:25 PM
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I have three up now, but they are tiny~





Here is something else I discovered this year. I have a small 1 gal aquarium, the fish died but there is one snail left and a few plants growing in it. So I put it in the plant room to just store it.

However I soon discovered it is working as a great little gnat killer. I always get them from bringing in my tropicals for the winter and they always go for my seedlings.

If you look close you can see that the top of the water is filled with dead gnats and I am seeing about 1/3rd of the buggers flying around then I usually do at this time of year.

So try putting a bowl or pot of water in with your seedlings if you too have gnat issues and see if it helps.

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Old 01-31-2017, 08:36 AM
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That's interesting about the bowl of water - that's a lot less messy than some of the other gnat remedies I've seen!

Up to 5 sprouts here now - all three of my burgundy frost seeds have sprouted and 2 of the frillytunia seeds are up. The rest are just biding their time I guess...maybe mine need a song too, lol!
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:37 AM
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Oh that's good news!! A few more of mine are up also, I will have to look and see which ones they are.
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Well, I'm up to 8 sprouts, maybe...
3 burgundy frost
3 frillytunia
2 double purple, possibly - they are just so tiny at first I'm not completely sure yet!

I'm starting to see a greenish tinge on the soil of some pots. I think I'm keeping them too wet because they are just pressed onto the surface of the soil and I'm so afraid they will dry out. I will just try to scrape any algae off if it gets worse, but am afraid of accidentally scraping the seed out too, so I will let them dry some first and just see what I can do. Ugh!

Not too much to see yet....although my first sprout up (the front left corner) looks like it has put out some new leaves, but is still super tiny.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:34 AM
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Excellent!

All I am seeing is the Burgundy frost and frillytunia. And they are tiny just like yours.

It give me hope tho that you are having other types coming up.

Have you tried using more cinnamon?

I'm still having the flying gnat problem, any suggestions?
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:38 AM
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I haven't tried more cinnamon, think I will definitely do that, I probably rinsed the first sprinkling down through the soil by now, lol. Thanks for the suggestion

I'm not having any gnats yet (knock on wood), but heard if you take a yellow card or paper - think the person who suggested this actually just painted a card with yellow paint - and then coat it with Vaseline, it's supposed to work well at attracting and trapping the gnats. I was planning on trying this myself if needed so please let me know if you try it, I'd be interested to know if it works. Hate those little buggers! Maybe someone else might have other suggestions to try too...
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:23 PM
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I heard of the yellow paper two sided sticky stuff, perhaps the Vaseline was what they were talking about.

Dang, I was just thinking today what kind of glue would stay sticky~LOL Vaseline never crossed my mind!!

I am for sure gonna do this, it will be part of our experiment!!

Thanks Sherri!!
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:55 PM
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I did see something about using rubber cement somewhere, maybe that was it? It think it stays tacky after it dries. Might be less messy than Vaseline.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:37 PM
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I don't know, I like the Vaseline
idea!
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I hope you all don't get fungus gnats, they kill em all. I had lots of mgs coming up inside and got fungus gnats, even bought new soil and ended up tossing all the stuff, ugh.
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