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RE: First Mistake with sporeling

Hi Doret


When you remove the sporelings, do it in a cooler high humidity well
protected area with low sun strength.


By removing them from their highly protected situation for a short time, may
have over-stressed them greatly.


Really comes under the same heading as 'hardening them off', but not
generally mentioned.


They may come good hopefully.


Keith Rogers

Mannum South Australia


Keith's Fern Page is at



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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of Doret
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:28 PM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: [ferns] First Mistake with sporeling


Hi Everyone,


I have run into my first trouble with my sporeling.  I transplanted 5

sporeling in exactly the same mix as they were sown and I planted them in

underside of a plastic cooldrink bottle that I cut in half and the otherhalf

pushed over again and it made a small hothouse.


BUT all five of the sporeling just turned brown.  What did I do wrong?  I

so excited but now I know I still have a lot to learn.







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