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    Hardy Orchid Seeds

    This is the first year ever that I have noticed a seed pod on my hardy orchid. I have waited and waited and waited for it to start turning brown.

    This morning, I decided to harvest the pod and broke the pod open inside a ziploc bag. My, oh, MY! There must be 100,000 of the tiniest seeds that look like fine wood fibers.

    Now what? I certainly do not have flasks or agar or any of the supplies needed for sowing these seeds.

    Still, it has been fun watching the pod and even more fun to open it and be so amazed at how many seeds there are.

    Cool....
    Ann B.
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    Ann did you ever try to germinate any of those seeds?

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    I have tried, but nothing has come up so far.

    I didn't have the supplies or the equipment to try any other way than to put the seeds on top of the soil by the mother plant.
    Ann B.
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    Well, well...

    I think the easiest thing to do is to dump the seeds on the soil just next to Mama...

    I do have lots of little babies growing, don't I?
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    Sometimes simple is better. Do you have a picture of the mother plant in bloom?
    tennessee sue

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    I have a picture of one of the blooms from this spring. No seed pods formed this year.
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    Thank you. That is really pretty. I am glad the seeds came up for you. How hardy is it? Does it come on the porch for winter?
    tennessee sue

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    It stays outside in a pot and willl grow in the ground here.

    It is in need of either being repotted or going in the ground.

    I haven't made up my mind which I will do, YET!

    Ann B.
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