And another post, because I almost forgot I had the galapagoense seeds soaking and need to get them into planting media.
So, here we go again. First, a HUGE thanks to wiriwiri for sending me an awesome seed package - http://thehotpepper....best/?p=1643621
I'm planting the galaps right away because they don't get any better with age and I'm really psyched for these and hoping I can get some to pop. I've had them soaking 24 hours - I use this method generally for pre-soaking seeds - http://thehotpepper....eed-germination
In this case, wiri sent me 11 seeds total from two different sources (5 from her plants and 6 from a third-party source). I decided to treat half the seeds with a simple 1:9 H2O2 / tap-water soak (a 0.3% H2O2 concentration) for 24 hours and the other half with an initial soak (for chemical scarification) at a 1:2 ratio (1.0% H2O2 concentration) for 3 hours, then diluted to 0.3% for the remainder of the 24 hours.
Each seed got its own container (except for 2 that got buddied up due to having only 10 containers handy) and I'll track performance of the sources and treatments to see what plays out. I started with a mix of peat, perlite, and coarse sand to provide high drainage as would be expected for this variety.
Here's the soaking seeds and Dixie cups of media ready to go.
This is how I rinse seeds after H2O2 soaks
Seeds in containers. I'll top them with a 100% peat mix because I want the "grab" of resistance against the seed coat to reduce helmet heads. Too loose and airy a media just doesn't have the same grab.
And everything ready to go into the Coleman germinator at +/- 80 F.
But where's ol' Matty to give me crap about my Jerry-rigged germinator?
Damn it. The 'leafs are hosers Matty!
Edited by CaneDog, 20 July 2019 - 12:37 AM.