Tropaeolum pentaphyllum

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 11:01:17 PST
Thanks Leo

I just potted up some of these seeds so I will definately pay attention to 
them for a long time if needed:)
Thanks for the tip.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leo A. Martin" <>
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Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:06 PM
Subject: [pbs] Tropaeolum pentaphyllum

> Hello All,
> I obtained the above this spring in the BX. (Thanks, Alberto.) I followed
> the instructions to plant, refrigerate, pay attention, remove from the
> fridge, and wait. Nothing sprouted.
> I put the pot in the shade outside and watered it regularly. I forgot
> about it but since it was near other things I watered it never dried out.
> I was moving things two nights ago in preparation for our first frost of
> the winter and noticed a lot of stringy weeds growing in a pot. The leaf
> shape looked vaguely familiar... something like the canary creeper. Then I
> knew what it had to be. Yes, T. pentaphyllum had sprouted.
> So, if you follow directions and nothing happens, try not following
> directions. I suspect the seeds were waiting for the proper ambient
> temperature rather than looking at the calendar.
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