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Germination affected by hot weather?

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 (rredbbeard@yahoo.com) on
Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 18:22

I started growing mini-sinningias about a year ago, and have noticed a significant reduction in seed germination rate during warm weather. The seed is mature, and dried in my fridge @ 34*F, then stored at room temp, sealed, after that. Has anyone else noticed this lower germination?

Thanks,

--Rr


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RE: Germination affected by hot weather?

Rr -

seeds germinate the best in spring - surprise-surprise!

Seeds are better stored in a fridge, not at the room temperature - where they lose their viability in a year.

I presume that you are sowing them inside in air conditioned environment - and they still feel that it is wrong time of the year. Because if you are trying to grow them at 100F instead of 75F - it is probably not the best conditions for them.

Good Luck and keep them in a fridge

I,


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