Seeds slow to sprout...

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)August 4, 2013

I have had my Kogane no Sato x H. Papilio seeds floating for a couple of weeks. I also planted 16 seeds in a great seedling mix. While many of the floated seeds have rooted, they aren't sprouting in the water; the roots are very healthy, large and green. At least one in the soil has sprouted.

Am guessing I just need to be more patient, but typically the ones in water are far ahead of the ones in soil. Any thoughts?


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I've noticed that seeds sprout better/faster earlier in the spring before it gets warm.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 11:09PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Hi Mike...

These are in the house under a special light set up (not my "cheap" set up of warm and cool fluorescent bulbs). Temp is a constant 80. Just seems odd that there are roots but no leaves in water and soil sewn seeds won the sprouting race!

The Black Pearl x Pap seedlings you sent are thriving! Hope yours are too!


    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 8:02AM
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Genes involved in the cross influence the siblings' vegetative growth as well as their flowers.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 12:04PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Well, these are "cute in my mind", but sure not winning any races for growth!!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 5:18PM
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