Sinningia sowing

Jon Lindstrom
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 05:48:39 PDT
When I sow Sinningia seed, I use a peat-perlite mix. I boil water
in a microwave then pour the water over the mix before sowing
the seed. The seed is surface-sown on the media after it has
cooled. Seed pots are kept in a Ziploc bag until germination

Typically I will check my seeds using a dissecting microscope
before sowing. It is pretty easy to distinguish seeds with an
embryo from those without. This gives me an idea whether
or not to expect success. With wide crosses though,
even if I see no embryos in the seed, I still sow the seeds.
It is always nice to get one or two seedlings from a cross
when you were expecting none. If I see no germination after
six weeks or so, I discard the pot.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

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