John Rising (
Thu, 12 Jan 1995 17:59:01 -0700 (MST)

Since several people have been mentioning problems with ferns and their
cps I thought I'd add a question of my own. I have been trying to grow
several species of cps from seed after sowing them in peat moss mixed
with vermiculite. While I had great success producing large quantities of
seedlings I also managed to grow an overwhelming amount of moss. This
moss seems to be literally outcompeting my seedlings. The seeds are
almost 6 months old now but seem extremely frail. What hope is their for
their salvation? If I drop the humidity I may get rid of the moss but I
think it will kill these seedlings too. If I pick the moss out by hand
the whole surface comes up carrying away all the cps in it. Are they
doomed? Whill they eventually mature enough to transfer? They are
venus fly traps and 4 species of drosera. Thanks for any help you might