Soaking colchicum seeds

Ellen Hornig
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:02:30 PST
Right...and at least as applied to arisaema seeds, it's a total myth. 
Almost all of them are straightforward cold/warm germinators (or possibly 
just warm, but I tend to get them cleaned and sowed in winter, so they get 
cold/warm, like it or not, and they like it fine).  I do clean the seeds 
first, i.e. squeeze them out of the "fruits" and rinse them, but there is no 
prolonged soaking.  I've long wondered where that particular bit of folk 
wisdom originated.


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA
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> Judy of course is referring to the well-known recipe for dealing with
> Arisaema seeds: 'Wrap them up in pantyhose and flush them in the
> toilet' -- a memorable little jingle.
> Jim Jones
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