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Old 09-26-2015, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My seeds do not germinate! Whats wrong?

Last year I bought some seeds Musa sikkimensis and Musa Yunnan from the nothing sprouted. I thought it was because I burnt them and let them get to to hot outside in a small window greenhouse. I contacted and he kindly replaced the seeds at no charge. I tried them again, same varieties, planted them on Aug 12 still nothing has sprouted as of Sept 25 . We are entering spring here in Bolivia so I kept them warm at night 50-60 degrees and then in the morning they go outside in the sun an it is in the 80- 90's. I have been very careful not to burn them. They are kept moist in well drained soil. I used the CAPE Smoke Seed Germination Primer also soaking the seeds for 24 hrs. P.S. a little history, on my trip to the states had these seeds sent to me in May 2015 I then traveled with them until I could get them in the soil here in Bolivia in Sept. would that have effected the germination?

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Old 09-26-2015, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My seeds do not germinate! Whats wrong?

old seeds?
dead seeds?
try the float test for signs of life!
I believe if it sinks, germplasm is alive.

In fact, they mention of buying seeds
only if its new/fresh stock and has not sat in a box
or storage for a long time.
Another source is RPS: - palm seeds, cycad seeds, banana seeds

Members at that forum will only buy from the catalog
that is labelled "NEW".
Germination rates for nor
isnt that great for me either but that could just be
my technique or lack of it.
Problem with RPS is they require
30euro minimum order for small packet seeds.

Happy Growing!

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