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  • #20547
     Luriel 
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    @goldenqueen
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    I obtained many seeds from The American Peony Society
    This year
    As i have had a stroke and have lost so many peonies, my buisness, went brooke –
    And has to start – All over again
    I will also here – Apologise to earlier buisness people, that i was not able to do my duty – Now it is clear i also had big problems by my brain and remembering up to the stroke – But i did not know
    Also – here on this amazing peony site – I apologise for my spelling. .i am a dane – but i do my best
    But
    I do the zip lock sprouting and all the seedlings came into bags d. 24 / 7

    Already the other day.. as i examinated them.. i found that 7 of them.. some of the seedlings already had made the sprouting !

    I contacted my friend trough many years Bob for advise – what should i do he wrotes to me :
    I would put this seedlings into potting mould so they can make their growing naturaly …

    • I was happy to recive this answering, as i had planed to put them into the refrigiator for the cool treatment.. Now i will do as Bob sugest.. and keep them moist and by light – but inside – and put them outside when it become cooler outside.. plunge them to their rim into  potting box – and take them cooler when winter is over.. and then inside again.. as i have lost 1000 of seeds now – by mice and wild animals here.. that eat my newly sprouted seedlings.
    • If YOU also have recived seeds from them – or just want to join our progress
    • You are very welcome to post them here
  • #20553
     Bob 
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    @bobjohnson
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    Dear Luriel,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your misfortunes, but seeds mane life, and have a way of keeping us in the present it seems.  And keeping us looking towards the future as well.

    But mice, and creatures who eat out seedlings !  They are discouraging it’s true !  I’m sorry that they are causing you so many problems outdoors !

    If I am reading your post correctly, you said that you planted your seeds on July 24th.  My assumption is that these seeds were gathered last fall, and were quite dry when you planted them.  To get dry seeds to sprout in 30 days is really quite remarkable !   It’s true : Some people seed their fresh seeds sprout almost as soon as they collect them, but I don’t think anyone has figured out why this happens sometimes.  I’ve never had it happen for me, so I imagine there must be some set of special circumstances that causes this to happen.  But does anyone know what they are ??

    Right now I am starting fresh seeds here at my house.   I am starting some dried seeds from last year as well.  I’ll be interested in comparing the outcomes as time passes.   I’ll be soaking the dry seeds until they finally sink.

    I did cut some fresh seeds open.  They are moist and fleshy inside.   I cut some dry seeds open as well, and they were much harder and more waxy inside.   I was able to locate the small embryo inside of the fresh seeds, but the dry seeds were hard to cut open, so I was not able to see what the embryo looked like in them.

    As time passes I hope to cut more seeds open, and track how the seeds develop inside with time.

    Bob Johnson

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