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Re: addendum Glaucidium

Thanks for sharing these experiences with Glaucidium Marge.  I don't have
that sort of patience, but I have passed on your remarks to my friend in
Canada who wants the seed, should might plant set some.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT]addendum Glaucidium

> Forgot to note that you need to soak the seeds for several days,
> changing the water frequently until there's no more color to the
> water.  Seems Glaucidium is one that has germination inhibitors in
> the seed coat that need to be washed away....prevailing wisdom seems
> to agree that cold water is best.
> I think this last batch was also the one I soaked for a few minutes
> in diluted peroxide; no idea if that helped or hindered.
> Looked at my saved notes on growing these from seed.  Seems that old
> seed can germinate as easily as fresh and it's best to leave the
> seedpots for 2 or 3 years as some may germinate well after the first
> do.  Good thing I just planted the whole pot - only removed the pot.
> Was also noted that seedlings can be separated and replanted when
> they go dormant - like August and that slugs find seedlings tasty as
> they start into new growth in spring, so those with massive slug
> problems have to haul out the Sluggo.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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