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Saturday, February 02, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Looking better @ 9 days old. Interesting thing is, the smallest seed had equal vigor, as far as coming up quickly, but now it's clearly a much smaller plant and its (hopelessly?) behind. I examined the roots, and the full seeds, (the heavier ones) as expected, had more robust root systems. I previously had assumed that the smaller seeds would be slower to germinate. That was the most unexpected result in this trial.

Direction (which edge went down) did not matter, which was also unexpected. Overall, the conclusion once again, is the heavy (fullest) seeds will make bigger healthier plants, at least initially.

Lastly, no noticeable problems arose with the seeds which had deformed seed coats. Notably, the one seed with a crack going through the seed coat did rot, however. Cracked seeds need special care. That's a 'whole nother topic'...

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