Germinated seed, BX backlog

Johannes-Ulrich Urban
Sat, 26 Oct 2019 23:46:06 PDT
Dear Jane,

My experience with seed that germinated before planting is the following. As long as the root tip is fresh and green or white they will survive if planted immediately on receipt. If the root tip is black and not growing any more or otherwise damaged the seed is lost. Only  big seeds like Crinum are sometimes able to form new roots if they have already formed a small bulb from the reserve of the seed. This small bulb already has a basal plate which is able to produce replacement roots.
If common bulbs have sprouted heavily I think that nobody would mind if you throw them away or give all of them to somebody interested nearby. Considering your workload I would find this only fair.
I am surprised to read that some of the material is dirty. Maybe we need instructions again how to clean and pack?

Bye for today 

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