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Maximize A.sikokianum germination

Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 19, 06 at 9:53

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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RE: Maximize A.sikokianum germination

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!


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RE: Maximize A.sikokianum germination

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 4, 06 at 12:08

Thanks, plantfreak. I'll give them a good soak before sowing them.


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RE: Maximize A.sikokianum germination

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


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RE: Maximize A.sikokianum germination

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 5, 06 at 17:39

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.


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