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Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2007
4:35 AM

Post #3060965

I have tons of seeds to plant... I have left the roots and 2 pods fell rigth next to the plant... but just in case none comes back I want to plant some seeds ... I have yellow, purple and double white... when should I plant them??? can I just start now??? I spoke with my uncle and he told me to soak the seeds for 6 hours.. but that's how they do it in Brazil... do I have to leave soaking longer than that??? also do I need a really warm place???

I appreciate your help!

thanks
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 7, 2007
5:16 PM

Post #3062064

I've never soaked datura seeds before. Can't hurt! If you are going to grow them under lights then by all means go ahead. A little bottom heat will speed up the germination. I will start my dat seeds within the next couple of weeks in the greenhouse. I don't soak them or give them bottom heat and they take about 4-6 weeks to come up. The greenhouse is heated but not to growing temps .. just dont freeze temps.

X
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #3062666

Thanks!
PiggyPoo
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2007
1:52 PM

Post #3214224

I soaked some seeds in a 50 50 solution of peroxide and water, and they were up in less than a week.
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2007
3:00 PM

Post #3214380

wow, I am going to try that with the rest of the seeds I have... for how long did you soak then?
PiggyPoo
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2007
3:08 PM

Post #3214400

about 20 minutes was all
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2007
6:13 PM

Post #3214891

thnaks... I will do that tomorrow night!!!
pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
6:03 PM

Post #3261232

great idea PiggyPoo
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2007
7:17 PM

Post #3261418

well, I did it but the seeds have not sprouted yet... I have more seeds so I will try again!!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2007
4:06 PM

Post #3270624

Be patient Kassia .. datura take their own time to come up. You can try the Curse n Stir method if you are impatient .. don't laugh it works! Here's how you do it.

Curse at the pot with the seeds in it, stir it up good then plant something else in there. The Dats will usually appear within a few days.

Now quit laughing .. many people have tried this method and it works!!!!

X
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2007
2:23 AM

Post #3272129

lol... hey I am willing to try... I got so mad I planted sunflowers on the peat moss things they were on... but I did get new ones planted... of brother, let's see if they will come up!!!! the worse is that I lost the labels and the few seeds that sprouted are now a mistery...

I saw a container with purple datura... gorgeous thing!
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2007
2:26 AM

Post #3272134

I know absolutely nothing about daturas, but a little one in a 6" pot at the nursery jumped into my basket...now I have an orange one to grow...orange????? but that is what the man said!!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2007
4:09 AM

Post #3272457

Hmmm .. can't be orange unless it's something new or a brugmansia. Dats are white, yellow, tan and purple.

X
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2007
12:43 PM

Post #3272851

That is what I thought!!! Hmmm...will just wait and see what i have...keep growing it...thanks
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2007
10:52 AM

Post #3276017

X I curse the ones that didn't grow from last time... well, I really didn't curse... I threatened them... I hope they listened!!!!
Heavinscent
South West, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2007
12:56 PM

Post #3276256

You must be stern Kassia or they will know your bluffing!! I love the curse & stir method! Its a great stress reliever!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2007
1:20 PM

Post #3276344

Lol .. it does work though!

X
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2007
7:39 PM

Post #3281294

ok... nothing yet... I think I was not firm enough!!!! I am doing it again!!!!
PiggyPoo
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2007
7:49 PM

Post #3292653

LOL What else does the curse and stir method work on? Other plants, husbands, children??
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2007
8:38 PM

Post #3292777

Perhaps you need to crack the whip, too?
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2007
8:27 AM

Post #3293759

My double white dats popped up within a couple of days,, but the purple ones are still not up and i'ts been over two weeks. Grrrrr I'm giving them more time, but sure am getting impatient.

Last year nothing sprouted, and I was so ticked that I just dumped the seed starter into a bowl and then used it later to start different seed. Imagine my surprise when the dats sprouted in among other seed I was starting. And a ton sprouted!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2007
11:42 AM

Post #3294348

Lol .. dats take their own swee time. Be patient!

X
BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2007
1:21 PM

Post #3294581

My purple seed pod cracked open, and it was still a greenish yellow. Is that normal? Can I go ahead and plant some seeds, or should I let them dry more?
~Lucy
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 18, 2007
1:46 PM

Post #3294661

That's normal, you can go on and plant them immediately and let the rest dry. I usually spread them out on a plate to dry. Just remember to wash your hands after harvesting them.

X
BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2007
3:30 PM

Post #3294988

Alrighty then, Thanks X. : )

*L
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2007
12:17 AM

Post #3296783

This is a picture of two splitting pods off of a black currant swirl plant last year. You can see they are still green.

X

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BlueGlancer
South/Central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2007
12:25 AM

Post #3296796

Yep, that's the way mine looked. Guess I'm normal. : )
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #3296827

Hey, the cursing and shaking were good! I saw some sprouts today... not a lot but at least one in each dish... I am going to watch and see... that is good!!!!! Thanks for the tip!!!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2007
12:15 PM

Post #3297852

I told you not to laugh! It seems to work on other seeds as well.

X
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2007
3:53 PM

Post #3298520

LOL... I could not help but have a good laugh... I think from now on I will just get one of these machines that they have at the paint store - that shakes the can to mix the paint!!!! this way I can tell the seeds : you choose... either grow quick or I will shake you like a can of paint!

Heavinscent
South West, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2007
7:51 PM

Post #3299412

I have seeds comming up now that I planted way back in Summer. Can you imagine the curseing??
Im happy you have some sprouts!
Caren
Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2007
1:47 AM

Post #3300657

the lemmon scented angel trumpet has 3 sprouts... so cute!!!! I am so glad!!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2007
11:36 AM

Post #3305171

These guys were planted in January and are just coming up. Like I said, they take their own sweet time. They've been in the greenhouse the whole time with no bottom heat. I didn't soak the seeds either.

X

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Kassia
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2007
10:00 PM

Post #3307079

wow, I feel dumb... my poor daturas were abused... I can't believe it... but I must treat them better from now on!!!!

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