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May 17, 2020 5:21 AM CST
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
i did not get an answer weather a seed needs to rest before it starts a new cycle or.....as soon as it drops off a plant(coleus) and it has the right conditions then it can sprout after 10-14 days?
i just found in my closet pumpkin seeds and sweet pea seeds that i collected.they are from 2015. 2 questions
1.in general dont they loose their strength after 5 years?
2.if i sow some sweet peas now? it sounds wrong because their are some beautiful ones now that are flowering....
3.can i put a flowering stem of coleus in water to encourage it to finish its cycle of producing seeds?
the third question is a bonus.no need to answer....ha ha
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May 17, 2020 6:19 AM CST
Name: Sally
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some seeds are good longer than 5 years, some don't last that long.
2
don't know
3
maybe
Plant it and they will come.
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May 17, 2020 8:48 AM CST
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
thank you
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May 17, 2020 9:10 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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1 I think the longevity of seeds largely depends on how they are kept (dark , cool , dry)


I believe your sweet peas will germinate but the question should be will they have time to flower before the heat takes them out. Peas don't do well here in the heat .

If you put a stem of coleus in water it most likely will form roots and you could replant the coleus . It may form roots at the expense of setting seed but you could try with the new plant.
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