These sweet peas turned out to be real stubborn. Despite having been inside a damp paper towel for the better part of a week, some a fair number of seeds failed to swell up. Particularly from the Fire and Ice variety. Positively impossible to make them budge. Had to chip the seeds with a nail clipper for them to complete the transition. And even so, I will be very lucky if I can break 50% germination. And I only have twelve seeds … Cupani on the other hand is already up to 75%. For the record, just soaking the Cupani seeds in water overnight (and watching them all swell before planting) yielded no better than 40% germination.
Borage germinated at 100% without any special measures. Thank god for weeds eh. Nemesia seedlings are actually becoming quite large and have all been transplanted once now. Quite frankly, they show a tremendous increase in the number of leaves. Could get sticky if
Planted a few Zucchini seeds the other day after subjecting them to the paper towel treatment. Worked like a charm. Basically, I’ve gone through the almost entire list of seeds by now. All that is left is sowing Dill in situ. And starting the suger snaps and climbing beans. Next week perhaps.