Saturday, January 24, 2015

freezer seeds

since the warranty work on the refrigerator has been done and the freezer is functional again i decided it was time to preserve the potato seed that i extracted from the potato fruits last autumn...i have quite a few actually...there were a total of 458 seeds in the containers so i split them up into bags of fifteen to twenty seeds...ended up with twenty-eight bags...divided them between three containers and put them into the freezer where the usda assures me they will remain viable for any number of years...seeds, peat pots, and gibberellic acid should provide an interesting platform for demonstrations of potato genetic diversity for some time to come.

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