Sprouting grocery store seeds.

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Sat May 11, 2024 12:45 pm

I am going to attempt to germinate store bought sun dried tomatoes again.
In the 1st episode they were treated with sulphites and never sprouted.
Today I bought organic ones no sulphites so I should have better luck hopefully.
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Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:31 pm

1 popped up after about 2 weeks indoors under lights.
I see today a few more.
They will be kept indoors under lights in the precious tomato area (laundry room)
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Wed Jun 05, 2024 11:58 am

Somebody dropped a small yellow squash in the food store parking lot and it got kicked to the grassy knoll.
I brought it home but the seeds were too immature.
I was so close to free sprouts.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:12 am

slugworth wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 11:58 am Somebody dropped a small yellow squash in the food store parking lot and it got kicked to the grassy knoll.
I brought it home but the seeds were too immature.
I was so close to free sprouts.
That squash needs to be tan, warty looking, have a hard shell and be about 18" long, for viable seeds.

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Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:27 am

I bought a weirdly shaped red tomato, at WalMart the other day, from that large bin of 1.98/lb tomatoes. It basically looked like half of a heart-shaped tomato, with one side essentially flat, and the other side normally rounded. I thought perhaps it had grown while pressed up against something flat. Was I wrong.

When cut in half, sideways, the inside of the rounded half looked like a normal tomato.

However, the flat half was completely solid, with no locules, gel or seeds. I saved seeds (from the other half), of course. ;)

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Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:34 am

slugworth wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 12:45 pm I am going to attempt to germinate store bought sun dried tomatoes again.
In the 1st episode they were treated with sulphites and never sprouted.
Today I bought organic ones no sulphites so I should have better luck hopefully.
I guess about 10% germination rate.
They take a LONG time to pop.
3 weeks
At the 1 month stage now under lights.
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:19 am

One has a triple cotyledon.
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Fri Jun 28, 2024 5:14 am

6 weeks since the funeral and the plants are growing in clumps.
I have to buy new potting soil for re-potting in the near future.
Rl,should be interesting to see what they produce later on this year.
I will keep them indoors under lights.
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Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:32 am

Second year of growing out the multicolored snacking peppers from grocery store stock. Last year was a nice surprise with lots of red, yellow and orange small, sweet peppers. Each color ripened early and production was acceptable. This year we added Campari tomatoes. Harvested seeds from a Costco sourced tomato. They seem to be very vigorous and look like the grocery store variety. Most likely will be round, red and tasting like cardboard, but what the darn heck.

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Fri Jun 28, 2024 6:04 pm

Paulf wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:32 am Second year of growing out the multicolored snacking peppers from grocery store stock. Last year was a nice surprise with lots of red, yellow and orange small, sweet peppers. Each color ripened early and production was acceptable. This year we added Campari tomatoes. Harvested seeds from a Costco sourced tomato. They seem to be very vigorous and look like the grocery store variety. Most likely will be round, red and tasting like cardboard, but what the darn heck.
Did you use seeds directly from the store peppers again this year, or seeds from the peppers you grew last year from the store peppers? I haven't tried the second generation yet to see what happens, still just growing them directly from the store peppers. I eat those store snack peppers all winter, so it's not hard to get new seeds, but I worry that they might change up the varieties in the bags and I won't be able to count on the same results.

Last year I grew two plants from seed from the red peppers and they did great. This year I'm growing two each of red, yellow and orange (plus an extra red).

I saved some Kumato tomato seeds a few weeks ago but I think I'll wait until next year for that experiment.

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Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:47 pm

Seven: Both last year and this year's seeds were from fresh peppers and replanted. Next year I will try saved seed from this year's crop.

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