Re: IN VITRO stuff

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Wed, 11 Jan 1995 10:14:34 -0500

>The problem is weeds. I have a
> couple of varieties that seem to be endemic in my collection and no
> matter how hard I try I cannot get rid of them! One weed is, I
> believe, called liverwort - it is a thick green leaf that sits on the
> top of the peat, the underside is a mat of fine roots. ...
> The other weed I do not know the name of. It is
> a rosette of thin stalks with small spiky leaves arranged in bunches
> up the stalk, mostly decumbent up rises up at the end of the stalk
> where the flower/seed head is borne. ....
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>Anyone got any good ideas about how I
> can cope with these pests?
> Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries

Brett: I understand your frustration, I have had problems with the first weed
you mention, and when possible I just repot the CP and throw out the old
growing medium. An even bigger problem for me are the frigging ferns, I get
all kinds of ferns in my sphagnum. These suckers regenerate from any fragment
left in the pot, and damned if they don't choke out just about everything but
Neps. I have no solution, only symphathy.
Tom in Fl