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Starting old seeds
    #811480 - 04/22/16 01:21 AM (7 months, 8 days ago)

Hey All.. new here... but not to growing :wink: :wink:

Been around grows since the late 80's and a few years later im on mi own..

Hope I'm posting in the correct spot

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So I have some seeds from 2001

They are on the ole wet napkin tec...

one is showing signs but the rest ??

turnin dark color :/

been 6 days now and that 1 looks like its a struggling

just did some fresh seed an they popped in 4 days


- Wondering if there is any other tecs I'm not aware of for this query??

- Anyone ever get such an old seed to germ?


I've kept them in a paper envelope I made from... paper.

put that in a plastic freezer bag along with other bags and envelopes..
...i got seeds...

- all stored in my closet or somewhere the temps stay the same and no fluctuation..

~ never tryed seeds like this ~

Any advice is much appreciated

Thanks


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: LittleSprout]
    #811496 - 04/22/16 09:09 AM (7 months, 8 days ago)

I've seen people plant 5 year old seeds with no issue, if they were stored in an air tight container in the freezer I could seed them being viable after 15 years, but just in your closet? I'm surprised even one germinated, I don't have a germination method that will help, but hopefully someone will chime in.


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: Chemical Addiction]
    #811552 - 04/22/16 09:11 PM (7 months, 7 days ago)

Remember sham wow clothes? I germ with cloth similar to those. It holds water better than paper towel and doesn't smother them because it holds air as well, it's not just a waterlogged napkin. The I put it in a small Tupperware dish with a lid and put it on a heat mat. Seeds looooove bottom heat!

If the seeds are really old and I'm scarred they may go moldy during germination, I do a one minute rinse with diluted hydrogen peroxide. One part H2O2(%3) and four parts distilled water.

With really old seeds they can benefit from a 24-48 hour soak in distilled water kept warm with bottom heat. The water needs to be changed every 12 hours if you do this to keep as high a level of dissolved oxygen as possible so the seeds don't drown.

Good luck :happyweed:


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: Zombi3]
    #811561 - 04/23/16 03:22 AM (7 months, 7 days ago)

Thanks you Two

Must of been feeling your vibes today as I didn't see this post till now.
so
I chucked out all but the one
put that guy on a new towel in tupperware and put that ontop of the fridge for warmth

(felt that would help)

~ its not directly ontop but i've got a box thing going on that i used to grow out mycelium during the winter months..
this old apartment sucks and the fridge was the only constant (warm)temps
~

Now that you mention it Zombi3 I did score a heat pad the other day from the Will

Serendipity!! 

+ i got few of those towels around here too/ never though of using them - makes sense tho :grin:

I also pondered today about soaking them first..

My question is that I soak for that time /way you mentioned and then..?.

-  to towel/ cloth??
or
- right to dirt??


Thanks Again


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: LittleSprout]
    #811607 - 04/23/16 11:55 PM (7 months, 6 days ago)

I used to always throw them in a glass of water until they start sprouting.


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: LittleSprout]
    #811707 - 04/26/16 12:36 AM (7 months, 4 days ago)

After a 24-48 hour soak you can plant em straight in soil. Or on a wet towel until you see the radical emerge. The soak is just to get em happy plump :smile:


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Re: Starting old seeds [Re: Zombi3] * 1
    #811815 - 04/27/16 03:27 AM (7 months, 3 days ago)

Thanks All!!

Got a bunch soaking right now
gave em the peroxide pre wash too

I will do a 24 / 48 hr soak - then to towel/ (cloth?)

even throw a few in dirt and put pots on my heat pad

+ i'll leave some in the water changing it everyday to see what happens


~ That one is still fighting..

what a trooper

but it might be time to  :whiteflag:

and bury it...

but it still may grow so don't get too down :grin:

Thanks again


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