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Postby HostaDesigner » Mar 03, 2007 6:44 pm

Never had a fern randomly sprout in my seedlings before. :)

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Postby barbara » Mar 03, 2007 6:48 pm

Looks like you have yourself a mini garden happening! 8-) :lol: Nice bonus.
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Postby caliloo » Mar 03, 2007 6:54 pm

That's neat!

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Postby Justaysam » Mar 03, 2007 9:07 pm

Gosh, I wish I would get a fern, all I get is green slimey yuck growing on top. It gets all hard and won't let the air get to the soil. I am always taking my little toothpick to the top and kind of cultivating around the seedlings.
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Postby HostaDesigner » Mar 04, 2007 2:19 pm

Justaysam wrote:Gosh, I wish I would get a fern, all I get is green slimey yuck growing on top. It gets all hard and won't let the air get to the soil. I am always taking my little toothpick to the top and kind of cultivating around the seedlings.


Honestly, I wouldn't worry about the green slime. Here's a closeup of the same flat with the new fern. I have the slime too, as I do every year. Image

I actually think the stuff keeps the soil nice and moist. (It's algae, I assume?) Here's a pic of the whole flat. It's most certainly not affected badly from the slime! :D
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Postby DBoweMD » Mar 06, 2007 8:53 am

You also have a nice liverwort growing next to the fern.
The lettuce-like one. They seem happy together!
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Postby tsneal » Mar 06, 2007 9:13 am

How neat! Great lookin' babies!

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Postby Ginger » Mar 06, 2007 4:57 pm

Thank Goodness! Dave I thought I was the only one who was seeing the "other" green stuff! Thanks for letting me know what it was :lol:

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Postby HostaDesigner » Mar 07, 2007 11:24 am

DBoweMD wrote:You also have a nice liverwort growing next to the fern.
The lettuce-like one. They seem happy together!


So that's what those things are called... A couple of the flats have them in there. Learn something new every day!
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