Any advice on how to getting these last two seeds to pop. Took 11 jelly pie seeds and soaked them in water overnight. Put in paper towel on plate and next morning 8 had long tails. Next day the 9th got a tap root and was planted. But 10 and 11 are not budging. Any advice ? Usually I get high 90s when it comes to germ rate. And I know 9 out of 11 is decent. I just want more plants to choose from. Maybe the pheno I am looking for is in one of these little buggers.
Some seeds just take a little longer. If you scuff up the outer shells (sandpaper rolled into a tube seeds inside and shake for a minute or so) it will help make them more absorbent. You can even buy a tool that will crack the shell to help with stubborn seeds
Even if they have already soaked and been in paper towels for over 48 hours ? I will try and file the outsides a little more
It could be that it’s just a non-viable seed
It can't hurt. I've buried seeds in soil outdoors before and they took a few weeks to get above ground.
Well they both are going into peat pellets tonight. Hope they pop
Count yourself lucky & toss the un-popped stuff.
If they havent popped try adding some heat, I norm set the container I germ in on top of flourecemnt lamp ,its just enough heat it incourege the hormones to activate, if they havent rotted dont give up
Lookie who I seen this morning. Number 10!
The last 2 have shell issues. Too hard I think. Maybe try surgery on number 11. I did label 11 solos JellyPie 1-11 hate to let 11 go to waste...
If you can slightly part the shell carefully and then soak again in Damp tissue hopefully that will be enough to kick start it
I had the tray overhanging to the side of our fireplace. Kept the peat nice and warm