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    Same Seed, Different Journal

    Well, I finally gave in and sent in a SASE to Joosa for some of his Proboscidea parvifora var. hohokamiana. The medium sized, white seed arrived today in the mail. I'll be starting a journal based on experiments, experiences, a different journal, and observations.

    Day One: Start the Seed:
    Today, the seeds came in the mail. A note came with the well-packaged seed. I counted 76 individual seeds. I kept 13 of them, and the rest I am either storing for coming years or trading/ giving away. I filled a small sauce dish from the cabinet with about room temperature tap water (hard as it is) and started a soak around 6:30 PM, PST. As I wright this, most of the seed have already sunk to the bottom.

    Countless experiments will be coming. Right now, I've decided to scarify 6 of the seeds, leave six alone, and just keep one without doing much in my family's vegetable patch. Updates coming when available.
    (I realized that it was a bit late to start seed, but better late than never!)

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    (A special thanks to Joosa, for writing a whole guide and just being overall generous, and anybody who's ever put up with my copy-cating... )
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    Day Two:
    Temperatures are supposed to rise soon. Nothing much happened to the seed. They are still too hard to scarify, but they have imbibed a whole lot of water (not that there was a lot...), but tomorrow, I'm sure that they will be softer.
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    UPDATE: The patch is ready! However, I can only fit two of these little devils in there, and one will go by the tomatoes as a back up. (The tomatoes are on a timed watering system, so I'll have to wake up and water the patch early.) I guess that I'm only keeping three.

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    Day Three:
    The seed was soft enough to be scarified (well, more like peeled with a fingernail ), at around 5:15 PM. Two were scarified, one was not. They have just been sown on pure peat at 5:32 PM, and covered with a bit of plastic.

    I did some work on the patch, namely mixing soil and watering deeply.

    Day Four:
    Nothin'. Patch is all ready, soil is mixed, water still by hand.

    Germination Rate:
    0/3
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    Day Five, Six, Seven, and Eight:
    Nothing yet,

    Germination Count:
    Scarified: 0/2
    Unscarred: 0/1
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