PBS website contact:how to sow daubenya aurea

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 19:42:41 PST
I have to respectfully disagree here.  The main reason is that if I sow my
seeds promptly, I only sow a portion of them.  The remainder goes into the
refrigerator -- "just in case."  I don't think I have any ten-year old seed
in my refrigerator, but some may be getting close.
Refrigeration does prolong the viability of Cyrtanthus seed, which can be
notoriously short-lived.

Eugene Zielinski
Prescott Valley, AZ

> [Original Message]
> From: Tim Harvey <zigur@hotmail.com>
> To: Bulb Society Pacific <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 1/3/2014 11:29:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] PBS website contact:///how/ to sow daubenya aurea
> I think it is important to recognise that seeds are not inert, dead
things. They sense the daylength around them, and so may prepare to
germinate at the appropriate time. What does a thermostatically controlled
fridge do to them?
> I store all my seeds (in Los Angeles) at room temperature until the
appropriate season arrives - including those from overseas - with good
results. Refrigeration is a crutch for those with limited time or space,
and shouldn't concern those people who can sow their seeds within 12 months
of receipt, assuming fresh supply (that is anther question).
> Seeds that I might store for 10 years? - well, they should either be
thrown out into the yard or given away,  since they are clearly of no

>  T

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