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Re: Glaucidium fresh seed question


Thanks so much Gene.  I'm going to try some myself.  Anyone else want some
Glaucidium seed?  This is a peony relative from Japan with gorgeous flowers.
I also have some Fritillaria radeanna seed (like F imperialis but pale
yellow flowers, no bad smell, a tad shorter) if any one wants that.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Glaucidium fresh seed question


> Well, Kitty
>     If the seeds are tan or brown paper-ery with the bump in the middle,
> they I would not worry about rot. Just keep them dry between a piece of
> paper towel and mail in the padded envelope so they do not get crushed in
> the postal service canceling and sorting machines. Have your friend go on
> and sew as soon as she can. They will do best if not allow to freeze once
> they have been sown and moistened. Cool... below 40 degrees over winter,
but
> not freezing.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Gene, or anyone,
> > My Glaucidium seed pods were just beginning to crack open so I harvested
> > them.  This is one of those seeds that needs to be sown fresh.  I do
still
> > lay it out to dry, though, don't I?  I plan to send some to a friend in
> > Canada and I don't want them to rot on the way, but I want her to get
them
> > as fresh as possible.  So what is the procedure for harvested seed that
> > needs to be fresh as possible for sowing but is being mailed?
> >
> > Kitty
>
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