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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 12, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Mine is not as ambitious as others, but I am able to start a fair number of plants.
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There is another set of shelves in another part of basement.
I'll post picture when I get it started.

Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 12, 2016 7:44 PM CST
It looks pretty ambitious to me....wish I had a basement.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jan 12, 2016 11:07 PM CST
Very nice Caroline.

BRW - what ya got growing?
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Jan 12, 2016 11:10 PM CST
... and it seems you have great germination rates!

Congratulations!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 13, 2016 8:22 AM CST
I started off to test old seeds!?
But since some germinated really well-
I am potting them on, and going to try to sell at
Seedy Saturday in March.

They are seeds for Herbs and Houseplants.

What I have in the small pots are Purple Basil, Blue Browallia and White Browallia.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jan 13, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Looks great! Green Grin!

Good to know the old Browallia seed still germinates. I have an older pack that I was going to sow. Out of curiosity, how old was the seed and how was it stored?
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 13, 2016 11:12 AM CST
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Browallia is a lovely plant that many peeps are unfamiliar with.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 13, 2016 11:59 AM CST
The Browallia seeds were probably 4 years old at least.
They were stored in a dry cupbard in the basement.
I store seeds in plastic containers, and plastic shoe boxes.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 13, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Browallia is sometimes called Persian Violet.
I may be using it in my shade containers too.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jan 13, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Hmm, I've usually seen "Persian Violet" refer to Exacum affine. Common names can be so confusing!

Thanks for the info! My seeds are younger than that so they should still be good! Hurray!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 25, 2016 7:29 AM CST

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Very nice Caroline.

Karen

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