elaineo wrote: ↑Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:00 pmhow can you tell when a seed is getting ready to do something?
With mine, I checked on them often. The seeds, just after sowing, were all a uniform light brown along the entire length of the husk. Where the seed itself was was just a shade darker.
As time went on, some seeds quickly deteriorated away to nothing, while others remained unchanged. After a couple of months, some of the remaining seeds deteriorated away, while the rest began to darken more where the seed was.
I've had two Smilesii seeds germinate, both got to a dark brown before sprouting, the rest of the seeds deteriorated. The first sprout went downhill, never producing a cotyledon. The second looks like it may do better.
My other Nep seeds, (viking x hookeriana) x Viking x ampullaria "Black Miracle" have done the same, but no germination yet. Some deteriorated over time, while others are still there, with the seed part now dark brown.
I don't know if that's how it goes all the time, but that's what I have observed.
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