breaking lettuce seed dormancy

shinwonJune 23, 2005

Hi there,

Does anybody knows how to break the seed dormancy of lettuce. I have just harvested a few grams of it. After drying and cleaning, I've tried to germinate a few hundred seeds but none has sprouted. please help

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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

Needs light for germination so sow on top of the soil or only just barely covered

    Bookmark   June 23, 2005 at 8:33AM
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shinwon

Rosa,

I did germinate them also in filter paper under light. Still, not a single seed sprouted. Anybody has any idea?

thanks

    Bookmark   June 24, 2005 at 9:02PM
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trudi_d

They do like to sprout in cool weather...myabe you need to place a sown and damp flat into the fridge for a couple of weeks and then take it out and place it in a sunny area...you should have sprouts in about a week to ten days.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2005 at 2:14AM
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