Seeds forum: Some seeds' germination depends on how stored.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 12, 2010 5:35 PM CST
There are seeds e.g. aconitum (monkshood) which may not germinate if not stored
properly. Some send these seeds as a moist pack which is supposed to enhance the chance of germination.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Feb 12, 2010 5:39 PM CST
So how should they be stored or is there a special preparation needed before sowing?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 13, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Some seeds can not take dry storage so they must be seeded directly from the original plant, or if stored,--- need a moist packaging such as damp vermiculite in a small plastic bag. Otherwise you need to expect low germination of these seeds.
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
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Feb 13, 2010 9:33 AM CST
Caroline,

What other seeds fall under this procedure?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 16, 2010 2:53 AM CST
There are only a few which I came across. Will have to go back in my journals to remember them.

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