Seeds forum: Using (H2O2)Hydrogen Peroxide for tough seeds

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 6, 2010 11:42 AM CST
Morning Glories germinate very quickly if you soak the seeds in water & hydrogen peroxide.

Here is a great link:
http://www.using-hydrogen-peroxide.com/gardening-with-hydrog...
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Feb 9, 2010 7:23 AM CST
Thanks for the tip, seems much easier than nicking and soaking.
Name: Theresa
Calgary AB
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violist
Feb 10, 2010 9:40 AM CST
Thanks for the link. Interesting.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 10, 2010 9:43 AM CST
I'm going to try a Butterfly Pea vine (Clitoria ternatea) with the presoak mix too. Those plant names kill me....the picture of the flower must of had something to do with the latin name LOL
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 12, 2010 3:39 PM CST
I don't believe it. One Butterfly Pea has germinated within 24 hours. Blinking
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 16, 2010 8:29 AM CST

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some of my daturas popped open soaking in h2o2... it does work well
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 18, 2010 2:53 PM CST
Is there a ratio that you use?
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 18, 2010 3:02 PM CST
For soaking I have used 1/2 water 1/2 Hydrogen Peroxide 3% regular drug store variety
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 18, 2010 3:07 PM CST
Thanks, I think I'll give it a try on my Yellow cleome that never germinated!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 18, 2010 3:19 PM CST
I put a link for mixing hydrogen peroxide for different gardening applications to the right of the threads
Name: stephanie king
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rebloomnut
Feb 19, 2010 8:30 PM CST
I soak all my daylily seeds in a mix of 1 part peroxide to 9 parts water and change daily.
Name: Heidi
Indianapolis, IN
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dividedsky
May 2, 2010 12:03 PM CST
luvsgrtdanes, I had trouble with cleome too. And then I read somewhere that the seeds like a daytime/nightime temperature fluctuation. They recommended putting them in the fridge for 12 hours and then in warm household temps (70s, I guess) and alternating that for a few days. I did this in a damp paper towel and it worked.

I'm trying a few in a container on the patio now that our daytime/nighttime temps are similar to that.
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
May 11, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Both daylily seeds and morning glory seeds did well with the dilute peroxide soak. I still had to nick and resoak a few seeds, but it is much easier than plain water.

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