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partisangardener

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Mandragora
« on: December 09, 2022, 10:32:32 AM »
I always had difficulties with Mandragora seeds.
I read somewhere that they germinate easy in a refrigerator. And they did.
Species is probably Mandragora autumnalis from seeds I collected in Krete some years ago.I kept the seeds with some life sphagnum in a sealed plastic bag.
3 weeks later they germinated and I put them including the moss in a pot where Tomatoes were the year before.
Substrate was just from a public Compost place without any mineral additives. Just rotten plant stuff, wood and some cow dung (It is run by a cow farmer)
Now they started their third grow cycle and one is already  flowering size.
I did not use GA3.
Some tomato fertilizer one or two times this year and of course some Boron in homeopathic doses was all they got apart from water.



greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
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partisangardener

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Re: Mandragora
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2023, 04:24:54 PM »
When I visit my studio The flowers are never open. The cause might be lack of sunshine.
But maybe they do not open at all.
Last week was the pollen not yet ripe, today it was ripe and I tried to pollinate the pistils.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

partisangardener

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Re: Mandragora
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2023, 12:38:12 PM »
The plants started to grow some weeks ago.
I could not get fruits from the one flowering plant. Maybe there are additional ones in flower this season.
Some roots were quite thick when I set some in another pot.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

 


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