Thursday, May 4, 2017

seeds and germination

four days after a bath in hydrogen peroxide ( and an escape from the freezer for the northern tepehuan teosinte ) there is significant movement in the brown paper towels...that white protrusion from the seed in the top photo is a northern tepehuan teosinte root..the second seed from the right in the second photo is another of the same variety and it is just beginning to sprout...five year old teosinte seeds spring to life...still waiting to see exactly how much viability there is there..the bottom photo is of much fresher zea mays parvaglumis seed i purchased last autumn...clearly it is on the move as well...another week or so and plants will be going into the ground...can hardly wait for the ears.

1 comment:

  1. Fred: exciting to see these springing to life