Daylilies forum: info. from seed soakers

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PA (Zone 6a)
Mar 13, 2015 12:03 PM CST
I wish I had kept better records on this phase of starting daylily seeds, but I didn't, so I'd appreciate your input!
What is the longest amount of time you've had to wait between the time a seed sprouted in your water/peroxide mixture and it showed a green sprout in your pot? I had a soaking seed that sprouted on 2/14. I potted it up immediately, being careful that the root was in contact with the soil. Here it is, almost a whole month later, and a green sprout STILL hasn't appeared! I'm tempted to carefully did it up, but I won't do that is some of you say that it can take that long for the green sprout to appear. Thanks so much for your help--there's no good substitute for experience!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Mar 13, 2015 1:09 PM CST
I suppose temperature may control how fast it would put in an appearance, but when I had some sprouted and then planted they were all showing above the soil before four weeks. The thing with mine is that I planted all the seeds soaking from a pod when I noticed the first sprout. I just used that noticed sprout as a guideline for planting all the seeds in the pod. The result is I have waaaaay too many seedlings because they really did germinate pretty well.

Me, well, I'd start carefully moving the soil from the top and see if I could find that sprout. Hopefully before it was uprooted completely. I usually use some custom tweezers to do that sort of thing, but a toothpick, artists brush or that sort of thing might work as well. I get impatient sometimes.

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