NOW I KNOW I SOWED NICOTIANA

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  1. ARMANDII

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    I've sowed quite a lot of varieties of flowers this year but I got a bit of a surprise when I looked in one of my heated propagators where my sown Nicotiana seeds were and saw this
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    Before anyone cracks the joke I will...........there's not Mushroom left for my Nicotiana seeds¬¬:heehee:
     
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      Great pics Armandii...it's surprising when you start sowing seeds how things mushroom:snork:
       
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        At least you've got something @ARMANDII my nicotania sylvestris still not showing :heehee:
         
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          I seem to have had greater success, along with the Mushrooms:snork:, with the Nicotiana by using the heated propagator. mowgley:dunno::snork:
           
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            They're in the heated propagator :heehee:
             
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              :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
               
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                Well done Armandii :ccheers::heehee:
                My have just sprouted,nic lime green from seed swap...on the kitchen window ledge :)
                 
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                  Before anyone cracks the joke I will...........there's not Mushroom left for my Nicotiana seeds¬¬:heehee:[/QUOTE]

                  You are such a fun guy Armandi. :)
                   
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                    Looks like you used a mushroom compost for your seeds Armandii. I wouldn't risk eating them though! :)
                     
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                      what compost did you use ??

                      great photos
                       
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                      That'snot what Ziggy says, Lea!!!:dunno::snork:


                      The brown kind, Spruce:doh: To be honest, as I've said often before, I don't tend to follow "the rules of gardening" and use seed compost or the like. I buy something upwards of 2,000 litres of General Purpose compost each year for pots and also for growing Tomatoes and usually have around 200 litres left which gets stored in the Garage over Winter. So that's what I used, and what I always use, for seed sowing and so far I've never had any problems with usually around 90-100% success. I wouldn't say that the Mushrooms appearance is a problem as they're not doing any real harm and it is the first time I've ever had this experience and it does add a bit of interest!!. This year all the 30 to 40 varieties of seeds that I've sown have made an appearance except for the Cleome but I'm still hoping!! Patience is what I need.:whistle:

                      Hi Sheal, I'm not brave enough or intelligent enough to tell what fungi is or is not poisonous so there's no way I'd eat them. The strange thing is though that only two seed trays are affected out of the 30 to 40 trays and yet it's the same compost out of the same bag:scratch::dunno::coffee:
                       
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                        Weird! The only thing I can think of is...... what strange mix went into the bag in the first place, the 'mushrooms' couldn't have come from anywhere else unless they were snuggled in amongst your seeds in the packet. :)
                         
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                          Heated prop for Nicotiana! I find that a warm windowsill is more than enough.
                           
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                            You're right of course, longk, but the Nicotiana were slow to germinate, along with a few other varieties:wallbanging:, so I've got 3 heated propagators and as seeds in them germinated I just kept putting none germinated seed trays into them.!!!:heehee:
                             
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                            Sue doesn't bother collecting seed from N.sylvestris. She just lets it self seed and thins them out to three seedlings that become 2/2.5 metre monsters. I go the same way with N.langsdorfii. I did sow N.glauca (a large shrub/small tree) in the kitchen windowsill and despite being careful with the amount I now have enough to start a small forest!
                             
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