Maximize A.sikokianum germination

donn_(7b-8a)February 19, 2006

I have 100 seeds, which I received in 2004, so they are dry. They've been kept in semi-cool, dry, dark circumstances.

How do I maximize their germination?

I winter sow in paper plant bands. I can sow them in individual cells, or double them up, or sow even more in larger cells. The cells will go into a coldframe.

Any tips will be gratfully accepted.

PS...MacDaddy, I wish I had seen your seed offer earlier. I need hundreds of this plant.

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I can't comment on the viability of your seed or the sowing technique you're using, but I can tell you that soaking the seed for 24 or more hours will speed the rate of germination greatly. I've never tried germinating dry Arisaema seed before but it can be done. Good luck!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 8:30AM
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Thanks, plantfreak. I'll give them a good soak before sowing them.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 12:08PM
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MacDaddy(z6a NY)

No need to soak the seed I was giving out. Germinates fine on a moist towel in a plastic bag for me.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 5:35PM
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I discovered your offer too late, macdaddy. My seeds are very dry and hard. Winter sowing gives them a really good soak anyway, but I think I'll pre-soak them as well. They'll go outside this week.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 5:39PM
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