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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: Diana Louis <glouis@rogerswave.ca>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 04:44:14 -0700 (MST)

On Sun, 1 Feb 1998, 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].
> You can speed the process by occasional
> stirring or tapping the floaters to encourage
> them to sink.  = Sharon McAllister
> 73372.1745@compuserve.com
OK thanks, the TB-aril seeds sank like pebbles so they're oK.

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

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