How to sprout old pepper seeds?

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Re: How to sprout old pepper seeds?

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Post: # 6202Unread post rdback
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 pm

@MsCowpea Seeds arrived! I'll get after them shortly.

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Re: How to sprout old pepper seeds?

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Post: # 6225Unread post MikeUSMC
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:34 am

rdback wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 pm
@MsCowpea Seeds arrived! I'll get after them shortly.
Same here, @MsCowpea ! I scarified them with some fine grit sandpaper, then soaked them in a H2O2 solution last night. They'll be hitting the dirt today :D

Thanks again! Fingers crossed!
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Post: # 6306Unread post rdback
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am

@MikeUSMC Mike, are you planting in potting mix? If so, I'll try rockwool and paper towel. Hopefully we'll get some of these to pop!

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Post: # 6313Unread post MsCowpea
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am

Good luck and thanks again. I soaked some in bat guano and have them tucked away in a paper towel on barely warm heat. I should have scarified -just have a few left to try something different. I did find some seeds (2014) from A
gentleman who brought them from JA. I am sending you both some in case you want to try. I wrote on the package that he told me they were smaller. I’d don’t know if you want to
Bleach or heat seeds for precaution as they would not have been treated in any way. I vacuum sealed them and placed them in wrong seed box so didn’t know I had them. I know I tried them but no recollection. Saved seeds from them ‘may’ be what I have now- I don’t know. My plants are almost kaput. 2 are on life support.
Here you can cut them back after awhile and they can grow a couple years but the plant declines with age.
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

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Re: How to sprout old pepper seeds?

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Post: # 6316Unread post MikeUSMC
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:48 am

rdback wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am
@MikeUSMC Mike, are you planting in potting mix? If so, I'll try rockwool and paper towel.
Yeah, Rick. I usually use MG "Seed Starting" mix, but they didn't have any, so I ended up using "Indoor Potting Mix" and added a bunch of perlite
MsCowpea wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am
I did find some seeds (2014) from A
gentleman who brought them from JA. I am sending you both some in case you want to try
I sowed a bunch of those too ;)
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am
Good luck and thanks again
No, thank YOU! :D
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