In article <3q32p0$2qf at usenet.srv.cis.pitt.edu>, erlst3 at vms.cis.pitt.edu (erlst3 at vms.cis.pitt.edu) writes:
>I have some seeds coming in the mail (Mimosa Pudica). I'm new to the plant
>scene and have a couple of questions:
>>1. The seeds I'm getting say to sow in early spring. Can I start them any
> time of the year? I'm planning on growing them inside the house (i.e.
> they'll never be moved outside). note: I'll probably be getting the seeds
> near the end of July.
>>2. In some books it says to pour hot water over the seeds before sowing.
> What does this do? How hot does the water need to be? How long do the
> seeds need to be exposed to the hot water? I'm not familiar with this
>>In general, I'm not familiar with raising plants from seeds. What are the
>basics (i.e. container/size, soil, amount of water, lighting, temperature) to
>start a plant from seeds?
Check the instructions that may come in/with the pack. Different seed require
different germination conditions.