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Re: [IGSROBIN] Pelargonium seed


On March 1 planted six each of the following varieties, wild collected by
Silverhill Seeds, SA.  Temps have been 60's to 80's during the day, 45-60 at
night.  No bottom heat used.  All seeds planted in sand/peat/vermiculite

P. Sidoides-2/6 Germinated in 7 days. 1/6 in 19 days
Pl Elongatum 3/6 in 10 days
P. Lispidum 3/6 in 10 days
P. Grossulatoides 5/6 in 5 days
P. Grossulatoides (fresh seed from my plant) 1/6 in 20 days
P.Odoratissimum 0/6 so far
P. Dichondrofolium 0/6 so far
P. Dolomiticum 3/6 in 14 days
P. Capitatum 2/6 in 9 days
P. Cuculatum 2/6 in 12 days
P. Extipulatum 0/6 so far
P. Greytonense 0/6 so far
P. Glutinosum 0/6 so far
P. Myrrhifolium 0/6 so far
P. Radens 3.6 in 17 days
P. Ribifolium 1/6 in 13 days
P. Denticulatum 0/6 so far
P. Zonale 2/6 in 14 days
P. Vitifolium 0/6 so far
P. Papilionacuem 1/6 in 20 days

Eight days ago I took the remaining seed and planted two to three of each in
the same medium, same conditions.  However, I removed the seed covering and
lightly scarred each seed with 200 grit sand paper.  So far 2/3 P.
Papilionaceum in 7 days, 1/3 P. Greytonense in 8 days, 1/3 ribifolium in 6
days, 1/3 Radens in 8 days, and 1/3 extipulatum in seven days.

Hope this helps.  I'll keep you posted
----- Original Message -----
From: Cynthia S. Lohry <Hedgehug@AOL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 1999 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: Pelargonium seed

> Astrid,
> We're putting together an article, sort of a journal actually, about
> experiences with growing from seed.  Would you be willing to keep track of
> what date you planted the seed, how many seeds, when they come up, when
> first true leaves appear, etc.?  Please?
> Cindi

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