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gray1720

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Is this a record?
« on: August 13, 2020, 22:41:55 »
I planted Trinidad Perfume in February. No sign of life so I stuck the pot in a tray in the windowsill behind the net curtain to take its chances. Today I had reason to move the pot and Lo! and behold, I have a seedling!

Six months from sowing to germination - can anyone better that?

Adrian

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Is this a record?
« on: August 13, 2020, 22:41:55 »

JanG

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 06:51:12 »
I have a pot of Trinidad Perfume sown earlier in the year which hasnít shown any signs of life yet. I donít know whether no germination can be counted as a record beater or not! 😉

gray1720

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 09:53:51 »
Keep going - and let me know if one sprouts!
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JanG

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 06:49:27 »
Will do - if I can find the pot 😛😒

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 20:22:16 »
I had a period of illness this spring, so didn't get around to planting as much as usual. 

I didn't manage to sow any parsnips, but one grew anyway about a foot away from last year's rows.  I dug out last year's crop before they could run to seed, so it appears this single seedling had lain in the ground for a full year before bursting into life this spring.  Well maybe.  Who knows.  Parsnip seeds are very light. Perhaps one drifted in on the breeze from another nearby plot.

Another long lived seed seems to be phacelia. Grown as a green manure and strimmed down and dug in before flowering, plenty more pop up later!
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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 21:08:02 »
"Is this a record?"

No, it's a see-dy.

galina

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2020, 07:27:45 »
I find that beetroot regularly sprout the following year, and also chard.  There are always a few that appear near to last year's beetroot row, somewhat displaced by having the row forked over.  :wave:

gray1720

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2020, 22:53:53 »
"Is this a record?"

No, it's a see-dy.

Jeez, that's awful! So bad it could be one of mine....
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gray1720

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Re: Is this a record?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 21:08:46 »
Just randomly dropping by to note that I potted it on at the weekend - JI No2 that I'd warmed in the airing cupboard for a week - as it seems to be thriving on a south-facing windowsill.

Of course, I could kill it yet... 
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