PBS website contact:how to sow daubenya aurea

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:57:14 PST
Lee makes a good point about the *initial* climate regime Mediterranean
bulb seeds may endure. In accordance with this principle, I usually let
spring-harvested seeds sit around a few months before refrigeration. Once
in the ice box they stay there until planting time, which can be 10+ years.
N.b.: While viability is reduced over any longer period of time, even a low
percentage germination rate can be adequate. A few sprouts out of 100 seeds
sown of Lachenalia pusilla over 10 years old  is gratifying.

Mauro's challenge may be common in more humid climates. However, I have
always noticed that a household refrigerator tends to have a desiccating
effect: try leaving unbagged cilantro in there for a day or two.


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