- Wed May 24, 2023 12:50 am
Sometimes a month isn't enough time, especially for older seed. I requested some psittacina seeds as soon as they came in, eight week strat, sown and put outside, and it took six weeks for the first sprout, two weeks for the next, and a couple more for more sprouts. My temps varied from mid 30's at night to mid 80's during the day.
Did your seeds, by chance, freeze during the strat? If so, the stratification time stops.
If that's good, then maybe the light you have is insufficient. You wouldn't think it, but light does play a role in germination for many seeds. If your temps are staying above freezing, and getting into the 80's during the day, put them outside in the sun, in a tray that allows them to stay very wet. Not swimming, but much more wet than normal for an adult.
Most likely they just need more time and better conditions.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.