Sowing/Raising seeds questions

Nancy Harrison nanharrison at
Sun Jun 4 09:05:54 EST 1995

Pouring hot water over seeds doesn't work for all seeds!  We
use that technique in Calif (called "scalding") for hard-coated
seeds that are native to areas where fires occur seasonally -
it fakes out the seeds so they think they've been burnt, and
this triggers germination.
  Usually the best way is just put the seeds in moist medium,
give them some warmth, and wait...Mimosa pudica is Sensitive
Plant, isn't it?  Sort of tropical?  Well good luck, and
someone here will be able to help, I'm sure!
  Nan in Calif

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