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They’re here...they appear to be the right shape and size and they were nice and clean...

image.thumb.jpg.ee41e7744fe3df2321a7da85804e814a.jpgFloat test had all but one sink so I guess one floater out of 14 isn’t bad...now the reading starts...any experienced tips welcome!

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Ok...here I go...chose the baggie method...soaked the seeds for 24-hours in 80-90 F outdoor temps. Scored the seeds slightly this evening. Pulled a handful of dry spagnum and soaked it in clean water with about a teaspoon of bleach...let it soak for a while the rung it out and rinsed it with clean water...laid the moss out and sprinkled just a bit of Epsom salts and mixed them in good...not sure why though but it seemed healthy then gave the moss several sprays of copper fungicide...worked it all in real good made a nest of the moist spanum, just moist, not wet and stuffed it in the bag. Made a hole for each seed (14) and gave the inside sides of the bag a hit of fungicide...then sealed it up tightly. It’s on a shelf outside that will remain bright but shaded. Temperatures will be our Virginia summer temps. The seeds seemed really good so we’ll see what happens!image.thumb.jpg.e072e4818a97de9ddc77a4d47eae84ca.jpgimage.thumb.jpg.8ccf6eb1223d8a2ace0fac27d8373a60.jpgQuestion: Should there be one or two tiny holes in the top of the bag or should it just remain tightly sealed? Probably tightly sealed since a lot of respiration isn’t going on and it would just allow for a fungus invasion...

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