Do all gourds seeds need the same treatment

mastiffApril 5, 2006

Ok, I have a lot of different gourd seeds and am wondering if they all need bottom heat to germinate or do just loufa's?

I also wonder do they all need to soak or be snipped.

I have:

Bottle neck



Luffa sponge


Long Handled Dipper

Short Neck Dipper


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gourd_friends(z5/6 IL)

I would give them all the same treatment, whether it be soaking or snipping, or both.


    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 11:12PM
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kiwilad55(N.T. Australia)

All I have ever done with seed preparation is just wrapp them up in a damp dish cloth or similar and leave them over night in the hot water cupboard or on the window sill and plant them the next day - works fine for me with a very high germination rate - I always soak more seeds than I need anyway. Cheers. Kiwilad

    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 12:52AM
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So can they just soak in a dish of water or do they need to be in paper towel or a dish cloth.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 9:23AM
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