I have grown moon flowers before. I bought a seed packet and I remember the others i have purchased said to soak the seeds or nick them to break the hard shell to help them germinate. This packet does not mention either. What is correct?
moon flower seeds
I soaked them over night in water & a little hydrogen peroxide. All germinated within 4 days.
I believe they germinate faster if you soak them or nick them or both. I only plant a few, so I use a nail file to scratch them before I soak overnight.
If you are referring to the Daturas, I soak in hand hot water over night. I don't nick. Then I place the seeds in a moist paper towel, inserted in a baggie. Place the baggie where it is warm, such as topof fridge. Mine sprouted in a few days. I then plant them in potting soil in a 6-pack to continue growing until safe to plant outdoors.
Below the Datura seeds sprouted in moist paper towel just prior to potting up
Sorry I took so long to post to your threads. I did soak and nick the seeds, put them in a six pack and they took off like wild fire. Planted them and they are doing beautifully. I had every seed germinate so I had enough plants to share. Thanks again. Now I have another question for y'all. I bought a dwarf red japanese maple last Saturday. My niece said it only has a few reddish leaves and thinks it is not a true red maple, and to return it..I really want to see what happens. Any body know anything about these trees?
does puting in a plastic baggie work and about how long does it take to sprout?