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Sowing/Raising seeds questions

Tomas Ressel tomas at rolynx.win-uk.net
Sat May 27 07:30:12 EST 1995

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
>    technique.
>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. 

Tomas Ressel

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