Tuesday, October 7, 2014

viability IV

three days into the new teosinte seed soaking season there is movement...some good...some bad...mostly neutral in that in most cases nothing much is happening...the seeds that i harvested from the plants in the basement last weekend have started to grow mold ( top photo )...so i grabbed some more brown paper towel ( second photo )and distilled water to prepare a new baggie for the non-moldy seeds ( third photo )...however, when i opened the baggie containing the 2012 seed form native seed search one of the seven seeds has clearly begun to germinate ( fourth photo )...that is fine news for this gardener and so there will be a planting soon...a few short weeks outside to get started and then under the lights ( new fixtures this season with broader spectrum bulbs )...positive tuesday news.

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