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Jan 2, 2016 2:42 PM CST
|Feels like spring (I know its not but) so want to start these seeds...they are older so what is the best method for me to use today?|
Wyoming (Zone 4a)
Jan 6, 2016 9:50 PM CST
I have sprouted Hibiscus seeds that were 3 years old stored in my fridge all that time. I finally started them 3 years ago. Here is how.
Soak in hand hot water over night. The next day place seeds in a moist paper towel inserted in a ziplock baggy. Place the bag in the fridge for 1 week. After 1 week place them in room temp. I used the top of my fridge where it is warmer. Mine sprouted in 5 days.
Sprouting seeds ready to plant
3 colors of Hardy Hibiscus started from seed.
Jan 22, 2016 2:41 PM CST
|Did you nick the seeds on these before soaking in the warm water? I ask as I am on my 3rd attempt to germinate hibiscus seeds and am having a low germination rate. Or at least they are very slow to sprout.|
There's no replacement for displacement!
Jan 25, 2016 9:35 PM CST
|Wow, i am going to try this method. When is the best timeframe to do this? Spring? I was going to WS them but it may be too late seeds arrive feb 20.|
Feb 8, 2016 7:02 AM CST
|I have some started, I just planted them in small cups and I was shocked to see them sprout in a few days, I will get pics. sometime today.|
Feb 21, 2016 2:37 AM CST
|I do mine much the same way although I don't put them in the fridge. I have done this for a few years now and they turn out wonderfully. I share my seedlings with many neighbors and friends. Here are some that I started from seeds that I have collected. |
This one is Lady Baltimore (I think). I collected many seeds, but only got 2 to sprout. But they are beautiful. They bloom from seed the first year.
The red ones seem to do the best. I got a lot of them to sprout and flower last year.