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cianoy
Springfield, MA

April 3, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #7677770

Hi! I've been trying to germinate Petunia seeds. It's been over a week and I haven't seen any growth.

I now suspect, it might not have been seeds that I planted.

When I pluck the flower, the seed should be at the bottom part, right? Or would it be left on the plant? Is it the part that connects to the flower or is it with the flower?

Thanks!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #7677779

The seeds form in a little capsule where the flower connects to the stem... but if you're plucking an actual flower, the seeds aren't going to be mature... by the time you get a dried looking capsule with mature petunia seeds, the flower should be long gone (dried up, blown away).

Petunias often take a week or more to germinate for me, especially if I don't have them on a heat mat.

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