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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Vigna caracalla syn. Cochliasanthus caracalla

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sushiwaitress

One lone bean pod on the #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla -- I noticed that the flower stalk is very fragile and they fall off the cluster at the slightest touch, so this is the only seed pod this year. Maybe the plants are too crowded or starved of nutrients because I have three of them in one pot.

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sushiwaitress

In any case, we're probably going to have our first frost in zone 7 on Friday, so I'll have to cut the vines back before the pod is fully mature. Oh well, better luck next year. 28 Oct 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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treefrog44

@cyndi @sushiwaitress we rarely get a freeze here, and if we do it just burns the leaves, it comes back from the root base. I would bring it inside or cover it with a blanket to protect it so the seed pod will develop more, even start cuttings if it's an option. Keep the section with the pod in water too. That will keep it viable as well.

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sushiwaitress

@treefrog44 great #advice Theresa, thank you!

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 10 Oct 2020

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emch

#fragrant

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi Love that idea!

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emch

How long are the vines? If they are not that tall they would be very nice twining around the base of climbing rose canes which tend to be kind of nekkid closer to the ground...

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sushiwaitress

@emch it's hard to tell. I'd guess 5-6 feet. I grew them from seed this spring so the plant is young. The fence is about 3.5 feet tall (also a guess). I need to find something for them to climb on for next season.

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #latebloomer #worththewait 3 Oct 2020

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greenroomgarden

Insanely gorgeous. A+ shot.

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gjones

Wow! That's gorgeous 💜

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rudester1

Amazing

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chrislovesgardening

What a gorgeous flower 😍

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emch

#fragrant

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #latebloomer #worththewait 3 Oct 2020

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #latebloomer 3 Oct 2020

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columbiariver

It's so pretty! Is it an annual for you at 7b Ruth?

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sushiwaitress

@columbiariver I think so? This is the first year I'm growing it, and I have it in pots so I'm going to overwinter them in the basement. I've heard it called a "tender perennial" (not completely sure what that means). I think they don't tolerate freezing temperatures.

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columbiariver

It's very pretty and it seems to do well with you 😊💚 I may give it a try one year. Thank you ☺️

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sushiwaitress

30 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

30 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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heatherdirtyhands

It's been cool to see the change in these

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sushiwaitress

30 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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cowdenkyle

That is very cool😎

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sushiwaitress

30 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

30 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #worththewait

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sushiwaitress

Today's loveliness #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #septemberblooms #latebloomers #bestofseptember

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hkyfvr

Awesome 💜💛

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greenroomgarden

I adore these guys. Definitely going to seed-start next spring; really missed them this year! Yours are beautiful.

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sushiwaitress

@greenroomgarden Adrienne this is who I got my seeds from this spring. 9 out of 10 germinated and are still alive now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/153956668178

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greenroomgarden

Awesome, thanks! I’ll get some fresh ones from them...I’ve saved some from a couple years ago but it’d be horrible if they didn’t germinate for me!

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sushiwaitress

One of the first blooms has turned from white to yellow -- pollinated? #ihope #latebloomer #septemberblooms #worththewait #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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emch

I remember reading in the T&M catalogue that the flowers age to yellow.

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janetandjim

I have some for next year. I’m excited to see them grow

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hkyfvr

Awesome 💜😊

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sushiwaitress

Can't resist those ruffles! Yes I know it's the same plant as yesterday. #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 26 Sep 2020 #latebloomer #septemberblooms

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sushiwaitress

25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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telswirld

Fascinating!

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sushiwaitress

25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Such an elegant and unusual #flower -- love me an #oddball 25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #worththewait #septemberblooms #bestofseptember

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herbangardengirl

Like a Georgia O'keefe painting.

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sushiwaitress

Oh wow you're right Val!! @herbangardengirl

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sushiwaitress

These are soooooo scented -- sweet and perfumed -- gives me the same luxurious feeling as gardenias. Up until yesterday I was thinking whether or not to spend so much time on them next year -- months and months and MONTHS of just green leaves. But today I want ALL THE SNAIL VINES! 💞🤓💗💕🐌 25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #fridayiminlove #bestofseptember #latebloomer

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sushiwaitress

Heavennnnnnn!!! They finally opened! End of September but who's counting? #worththewait 25 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #septemberblooms

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sushiwaitress

#buds are starting to open! (Still no scent though.) 🎵ToooooooooMORROW, TOMORROW! New flowers -- tomorrow! you're only one sleep away. 🎶 23 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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emch

You have some seriously cool plants!

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sushiwaitress

@emch awwww, thanks Eileen! I love the strange and the oddballs!

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sushiwaitress

Snails unrolling.... still no perceptible scent 20 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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kypie8

Haha that is so cute!! 🐌 🌿

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sushiwaitress

Curls are starting to take on a rosy blush. Still don't smell anything yet though. #anticipation #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 19 Sep 2020

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sushiwaitress

curly curly curly so excited! 16 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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rosiegardener

So cute!

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sushiwaitress

14 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Buds starting to get curly and snaily! These are pollinated by ants, and i see ants already matching all over the unopened buds so the chances of getting seeds is looking pretty good. 12 Sep 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla

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sushiwaitress

The best of the three pots of #snailvine 3 Sep 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Buds!!! Finally! 2 Sep 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Getting bigger & climbing the fence #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 27 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

Left: 10:30 am this morning --- Right: 5:10 pm this evening. Quite a bit of vining and twining on this hot humid June father's day. #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Tucked snug into their new pot (plastic, but looks like glazed ceramic) and settled next to the fence in the nick of time right before the thunderstorm. 20 June 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #snailvine #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Moving up day! I didn't expect 8 out of 10 seeds to make it to adolescence, so I'm potting a few of them together this year. I'll separate them in the winter and sell a couple of them next spring if they all survive. #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #snailvine 20 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

Snail vine dividing and making two stems! Time to find some pots! PS @cyndi I got myself some neem oil and i think it's working. 11 June 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

#svailvine is leafing out and has successfully been hardened off without dying. All plants have at least 2 clusters of three leaves. Some of the newest leaves are deformed a bit, and I'm seeing lots of little red chiggers ruining all over them, so I think I'll have to spray them with something. #advice welcome. I have hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol, so I'll probably start with those. 5 June 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla

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cheyenne1barnett

I've heard my parents talk about that stuff before i didnt realize u could put on plants though! U just sprinkle it over soil? @cyndi

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sushiwaitress

@Cyndi I don't have DE, but I do have borax... I was going to make a slurry of borax and sugar to kill an ants nest with. Any experience with that?

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sushiwaitress

@Cyndi I have 20 Mule Team borax. That's not the same as boric acid? (I never was a very good chemistry student)...

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seedling 16 May 2020

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First hour of actual sunshine for the baby #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #hardeningoff 16 May 2020

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Up-potted the babies in 1-qt pots and red solo cups. 15 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Some smaller sprouts that seem to be developing more quickly than the earlier-sprouting ones. 13 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Fifth #seedling to emerge. This one's stem is only about 1cm tall before the split for the first leaves. Just as this one was peeking up out of the soil, I lowered the LED grow light panel. This one seemed to appreciate the change, but the bigger seedlings that had already sprouted seemed to get some of their chlorophyll burned out. 13 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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First #seedling to sprout -- stem is about 3" tall before split for the first leaves. 13 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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First real leaves! Probably have to up-pot these in a couple more days. 11 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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This supposedly #snailvine #seedling looks a bit different than its brothers and sisters 8 May 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

#snailvine #seedling seems a little mosaic-y... hope this isn't a bad sign... 7 May 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Leaf from the biggest #snailvine #seedling 8 May 2020 #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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5 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Number 6! 1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Number 5! 1 May 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Four #seedlings now (and a bunch of chives) #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seedlings 30 Apr 2020

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#snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seedlings 30 Apr 2020

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sushiwaitress

Hi beautiful 💕💞💖💘💗🌱 29 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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Four #seedlings !!! 29 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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ONE DAY LATER and we have a stem and two tiny veined leaves 💚💚💚💚 there was also a tiny hump of soil being moved away in another pot, so seedling number 2 is about to emerge too! 28 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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how my heart felt when I saw this green hump shouldering its way up through the soil 😀 27 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seedling

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Couple extra days soaking, and four more seeds have awoken. 26 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #seedidreference-snailvine #seedstarting #germination

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I know you're all equally as fascinated in my hour-by-hour documentation of these seeds' germination 😉👍5 of the 10 seeds go into the soil. 5 still in the baggie 22 Apr 2020 #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #germination

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ladydreambox

Oh sweet! I was just looking at these today online. There so beautiful 🌱 grow seed grow!

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These seeds are inSANE. 22 Apr 2020 12:30pm. This is day 2 in the baggie and these guys are going nuts. Not all of the 10 are this far along so those'll stay in the baggie another couple days, but these three overachievers are going into soil tonight after work! #snailvine #seedidreference-snailvine #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #soexcited

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21 Apr 2020 7:30pm these two on the far right are showing more baby root than they were even just today at lunchtime! These guys are MOVING. #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seed-starting

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Step 3: baggie method. The seller recommends putting the seeds on a paper towel in a baggie for 2-5 days until they "fully sprout." I've never done this baggie-before-soil method, so I hope this goes ok. At least the seeds are pretty big. 21 Apr 2020 12:30pm #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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They've been in water only about 30 hours, and they're already cracking their seedcoats. These guys are like "hell YEAH gimme some soil and sunlight!" #snailvine #corkscrewvine #vignacaracalla #seed 20 Apr 2020

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19 Apr 2020 #snailvine #seedid-snailvine #snail-vine #seedstarting #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo Step 2: soak seeds for 24-36 hours #wishlistnomore #vignacaracalla

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19 Apr 2020 #snailvine #seedid-snailvine #snail-vine #seedstarting #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo Step 1: nick the seedcoat #wishlistnomore #vignacaracalla

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