Germinating Datura seeds

mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)February 16, 2010

Any special treatment/tricks needed with Datura seeds? (e.g. do they require nicking/filing and/or soaking prior to sowing, or better luck in a wet paper towel/plastic bag method).

Thanks for any advice you can offer :0)

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calistoga_al

I planted some yesterday from Baker Creek seeds and there were no pre-treating requirements. Al

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 9:01AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

I had quite good results a few years ago with wintersowing datura seeds. Good germination and strong plants.

I only grew them that one year. Everyone else loved them but to me they smelled like peanut butter - and peanut butter makes me gag, lol!

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 10:59PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Peanut butter?!?

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 2:29PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Really! I swear! And everyone I mentioned this to agreed with me, upon another sniff, lol.

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 2:33PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

It's so subjective. One of my favorite scents is Oriental lily. If heaven has a scent, I imagine it would smell like lillies. My DH, on the other hand, thinks they smell downright putrid.

A lot of people claim cilantro, one of my favorite herbs, tastes like soap. Come to find out, it's a genetic issue.

So, hey, leave the Datura for me, I'll happily sniff it, it's all good :0)

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 9:36AM
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