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Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

Thanks!

Tucson, AZ(Zone 9a)

I soaked some seeds in a 50 50 solution of peroxide and water, and they were up in less than a week.

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

wow, I am going to try that with the rest of the seeds I have.... for how long did you soak then?

Tucson, AZ(Zone 9a)

about 20 minutes was all

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

thnaks.... I will do that tomorrow night!!!

Mesa, AZ(Zone 9b)

great idea PiggyPoo

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

well, I did it but the seeds have not sprouted yet... I have more seeds so I will try again!!!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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!

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

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!!!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

X

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

That is what I thought!!! Hmmm....will just wait and see what i have....keep growing it...thanks

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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!!!!

South West, LA(Zone 9a)

You must be stern Kassia or they will know your bluffing!! I love the curse & stir method! Its a great stress reliever!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

Lol .. it does work though!

X

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

ok... nothing yet.... I think I was not firm enough!!!! I am doing it again!!!!

Tucson, AZ(Zone 9a)

LOL What else does the curse and stir method work on? Other plants, husbands, children??

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

Perhaps you need to crack the whip, too?

south of Grand Rapid, MI(Zone 5a)

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!!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

X

South/Central, FL(Zone 9a)

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

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

South/Central, FL(Zone 9a)

Alrighty then, Thanks X. : )

*L

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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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South/Central, FL(Zone 9a)

Yep, that's the way mine looked. Guess I'm normal. : )

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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!!!!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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

X

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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!

South West, LA(Zone 9a)

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

Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

the lemmon scented angel trumpet has 3 sprouts... so cute!!!! I am so glad!!!

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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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Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

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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