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Old 07-12-2021, 07:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I had a whole bunch of velutina seeds that didn't germinate over the winter even with the assistance of a seed heating mat. HOWEVER, the seeds decided to germinate when I threw them into my compost pile. The pstems are about 6 inches high in about a month.

No scarification, no soaking, nothing but heat was all I attempted indoors. It seems neglect and mother nature can do a better job than me!
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I had a whole bunch of velutina seeds that didn't germinate over the winter even with the assistance of a seed heating mat. HOWEVER, the seeds decided to germinate when I threw them into my compost pile. The pstems are about 6 inches high in about a month.

No scarification, no soaking, nothing but heat was all I attempted indoors. It seems neglect and mother nature can do a better job than me!
Six of mine have been toasted by "overspray"....
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I am finding velutina sprouting in compost piles all around my house. They are now my tallest weeds .....
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I bought 10 seeds and the seller said to expect 50% germination at best.

I let them soak in water for over two weeks (I forgot about them) and 6 have sprouted :-)
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Congrats, the others may sprout too on a later schedule.

Dont do like me and plant other things in the same pot!
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