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Re: cult: seed soaking - floaters?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: cult: seed soaking - floaters?
  • From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <randrcv@sierratel.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:54:07 -0700 (MST)

Sharon McAllister wrote:
> Diana Louis wrote:
> >  Does anyone know if you are supposed to wait until the floating
> >  seeds fall to the bottom when they are being washed (soaked)? Or
> >  can they just be soaked for a certain length of time and then
> >  continue on with the next step?
> It probably depends on the type of seeds, but
> with beardeds this serves to separate the viable
> ones [sinkers] from the chaff [floaters].

>From my experience I agree with Sharon.  Bearded seeds that float are
not viable!

Rick Tasco
Superstition Iris Gardens
Central California
Zone 8

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