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Old 03-09-2021, 09:44 AM   #1
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Last spring I put in a lot of time trying to gather Sanguinea canadensis seeds using panty hose seed traps I tied around the seedpods in a nearby forest. I succeeded in gathering about 12 seeds this way and immediately sowed them in damp soil in a plastic salad box. I left this box out all summer and winter, and now I'm starting to see the first signs of germination! I know there is a long way to go, but I am really excited.



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Old 03-12-2021, 01:16 PM   #2
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That's great!

I've been trying to increase the number of bloodroot at my place too, but not with much success. I'm going to have to try your innovative method this spring.
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
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Niiiice They look like little bitty snails.

The tiny colony I have hasn't taken off much in the many years I've had it here either.
I kind of wonder if that's another that depends upon surrounding plants like so man forest dwellers do
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:20 AM   #4
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This is great, well done. This is something I need to do this year.
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Old 03-25-2021, 08:33 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, I think this experiment failed. I left the lid closed on their salad boxes during some hot days, and I think the seeds baked. I feel like such an idiot. I'm still holding out hope that some will germinate.
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Unfortunately, I think this experiment failed. I left the lid closed on their salad boxes during some hot days, and I think the seeds baked. I feel like such an idiot. I'm still holding out hope that some will germinate.
I'm so sorry. It could have happened to any of us.
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