Friday, March 1, 2013

More seeds...*sigh*

Ok.  I really wanted to get a hold of myself this year.  I wasn't really naughty though....   i only bought two more types of seed.   Green shiso and Cherokee purple tomato.  I already have red shiso,  but i wanted to try the green.  I also had a disappointment with Cherokee purple last year...  i think it was last year.  I had one seed left and it sprouted,  but i killed it before it got its first set of true leaves.  That seed was from years ago,  when we were living in an apartment and i unsuccessfully tried patio gardening.  Something like 10 years ago.

That is all i bought,  honest!

I got them from a seller on eBay,  cheap shipping, etc.  The two seed packs were less than $5 with shipping.  Hopefully i will get to taste the elusive (to me) Cherokee purple tomato...

Preparation of grains and legumes (YouTube video)

Schizandra from seed part 2

The seeds have soaked for 5 days,  so now on to the next step: Cold stratifying.

After a couple of days most of the floating seeds began to sink.  All but one did this.

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The seeds were rinsed at least once a day for 5 days.

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The instructions on the back of the seed packet suggested using moist cotton,  so that is what i used:

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I spaced them just so none are touching and covered them with a piece of damp paper towel.
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Cover on and labeled, ready for a few weeks in the fridge.

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