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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water. Having
neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if anyone can tell
me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?



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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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i have a dried packet called WildFlower seeds- Seed Starter, so i figure it
is the same stuff. Unfortunatley there is no ingredients listing. I got this
packet from the Sydney Botanical Gardens, so if nearby, its well worth
getting, as my Strurt Peas have certainly worked.

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Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral

creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water. Having
neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if anyone can tell
me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?




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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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"stolie" stolie666 @hotmail.com wrote in
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i have a dried packet called WildFlower seeds- Seed Starter, so i
figure it is the same stuff. Unfortunatley there is no ingredients
listing. I got this packet from the Sydney Botanical Gardens, so if
nearby, its well worth getting, as my Strurt Peas have certainly
worked.

"watchcat" wrote in message
u...
Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral

creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water.
Having neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if
anyone can tell me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?






as far as I know these starter liquids and the dried starter packs are
made by smoke treatment. Usually (in the instance of starter liquids)
bubble smoke through water for what period I am not sure. The smoke is from
burning dried leaves, sticks
etc from where the plant is originally from.

hope this has been some help.
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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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grab yourself some coffee filters, light a real fire in a webber or whatever
BBQ you have, just make sure the material you are burning produces lots of
smoke rather than a lot of flame..

shut the lid, allow coffee filters to absorb smoke, time taken will depends
on the amount of smoke generated, but not too long... Few minutes really..

Soak seeds o'night in water as packet instructs, then place smoked coffee
filters over the top and water. Remove once germination is successful.

This method was used for some flannel I grew, and some other finicky NSW
species. The NSW Kennedia rubicunda does not need the smoke treatment, just
soaking in just boiled water, and allowed to cool overnight...

Perhaps try both methods to see if it is just an added precaution (or
marketing ploy) to use the sachet of smoke stuff...

Susannah


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Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral

creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water. Having
neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if anyone can tell
me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?






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watchcat
 
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Thanks all. Smoked eh? who'd have thunk it?

"susannah" wrote in message
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grab yourself some coffee filters, light a real fire in a webber or

whatever
BBQ you have, just make sure the material you are burning produces lots of
smoke rather than a lot of flame..

shut the lid, allow coffee filters to absorb smoke, time taken will

depends
on the amount of smoke generated, but not too long... Few minutes really..

Soak seeds o'night in water as packet instructs, then place smoked coffee
filters over the top and water. Remove once germination is successful.

This method was used for some flannel I grew, and some other finicky NSW
species. The NSW Kennedia rubicunda does not need the smoke treatment,

just
soaking in just boiled water, and allowed to cool overnight...

Perhaps try both methods to see if it is just an added precaution (or
marketing ploy) to use the sachet of smoke stuff...

Susannah


"watchcat" wrote in message
u...
Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral

creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water.

Having
neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if anyone can

tell
me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?










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I'd be interested to know how you go... keep us posted : )




"watchcat" wrote in message
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Thanks all. Smoked eh? who'd have thunk it?

"susannah" wrote in message
...
grab yourself some coffee filters, light a real fire in a webber or

whatever
BBQ you have, just make sure the material you are burning produces lots

of
smoke rather than a lot of flame..

shut the lid, allow coffee filters to absorb smoke, time taken will

depends
on the amount of smoke generated, but not too long... Few minutes

really..

Soak seeds o'night in water as packet instructs, then place smoked

coffee
filters over the top and water. Remove once germination is successful.

This method was used for some flannel I grew, and some other finicky NSW
species. The NSW Kennedia rubicunda does not need the smoke treatment,

just
soaking in just boiled water, and allowed to cool overnight...

Perhaps try both methods to see if it is just an added precaution (or
marketing ploy) to use the sachet of smoke stuff...

Susannah


"watchcat" wrote in message
u...
Hi
I recently brought a packet of wildflower seeds back from WA - coral

creeper
(kennedia coccinea). Too late, I notice that the instructions for
germination require the use of "wildflower seed starter liquid".
Apparently, you soak the seeds overnight in this stuff plus water.

Having
neglected to make the purchase at source, I'm wondering if anyone can

tell
me the likely ingredients, so I can make my own?












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