|Okra seed packets showing water damage. 12.16.14|
|Okra Cajun Jewel at one day of germination. 12.16.14|
|Okra Lee at one day of germination. 12.16.14|
Still, I wanted to see if some of the varieties I had but didn't try last year, had potential for this year.
Last spring I spilled water on the envelope holding the seed packets. I let it dry at ambient room conditions. Some of the packets are water stained. I thought that might doom the seeds.
Sunday pm, I placed 10 seeds each of these 3 varieties in small jars, with shallow water. Monday morning I transferred the seeds to damp paper towels, and placed them in zip-lock bags on seed starting warmer mat.
Now, tuesday am, here is the early result.
Cajun Jewel: 9/10 germination.
Lee: 2/10 germination.
Clemson Spineless. 1/10 germination.
I think it's still very early. Very surprised at those Cajun Jewel.
I also placed Roma beans, packed for 2012, on damp paper towel, in ziplock, without presoak. So far, there is 1/10 germination. I think it's very early.
|Okra Clemson Spineless at 1 day of germination. 12.16.14|
|Roma beans at 1 day of germination. no presoak. 12.16.14|