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Thread: B. liniflora experiment

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    Sounds good Jim.

    I recently got a new batch of B.liniflora seeds from a different supplier and will soon be sowing them. I was told they are very fresh.

    Also got some Drosophyllum seeds I'm gonna sow someday soon.
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    Drosophyllum? May the force be with you! The only way I can get that to germinate is to have it be an accidental hitchhiker from someone else. Intentional scarification and germination attempts have been failures.

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    I know!

    I'm 'prolly wasting my time & money, but what-the-hey.........

    I'm counting on prayer and hard work for anything that does sprout...
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    Update on B. liniflora seeds, cold storage, bleached and unbleached. As of this morning, in roughly the same amount of days as the freshly sown seeds, I see one germinated in each pot. More will likely germinate over the weekend.

    Not that one experiment with 4 variables proves anything, but if I had to draw a conclusion, I would say that neither bleach nor un-bleached makes a difference. As to cold storage versus fresh, I would probably go with fresh, but that isn't yet conclusive. I think that the variability that people experience is more likely to what they didn't have control of - viability of seeds upon arrival.

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    Jimscott,

    On contrary for me, bleach helps. And refridgeration too!
    Cindy

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    What does the bleach do for them? wouldnt it actually just sterilize them or kill them?
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    The bleach is supposed to remove the purple dye, which I undertsand to be a growth inhibitor, making sure that germination doesn't occur too soon. I am parrotting what I have read. I'd like to know what happens in nature. Bleach isn't occurring there! Next time I get seeds I'll try just plain old water and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    Jimscott,

    On contrary for me, bleach helps. And refridgeration too!
    Enigmatic species!

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