germination in petri dish

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 07:51:00 PST
Re: "Eric - will you please explain how you use the petri dish?"

Eric I would also be interested in your method.  I have experimented with this. Here is a photo of my petri dish method:

Camassia seeds:…

Dichelostemma seeds:…

Moraea seeds:…

I get mixed results.  Some germinate well and some not at all. Mine is an imitation of the paper towel baggie method.  For shuttling in and out of the refrigerator daily (for the S. Africans) the petri are easier to handle than the ziplocs. I tip them vertical once they sprout. Do you use a growing medium?

- gastil

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