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Subject:  72 hrs on the 1911 urena & no root yet ??

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Simi valley, ca

Anyone else finding this seed a bit stubborn ? i soaked it 2 hrs then into seed starting mix, kept at 85-88* I carefully checked it at 36 hrs & a few times after!! No luck so far, the 200 $ im not so worried about its just i wanted to grow that seed !!

4/17/2019 12:04:47 AM


Syracuse, NY

Even at 85-90, 72 hours is the magic # for me, whereby if not by then, then soon! just don't go tugging on the seed coat or doing too much or any digging around the potential 'root protrusion zone' - damage can be done and you'll wish you had not. at LEAST don't worry until the 5-day mark. It's a 1911, sure to be worth it. eg

4/17/2019 2:08:30 AM

G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

Some have delayed water penetration by a day or so. I cant speak to the 1911 specifically but I hope thats the case for your seed. Just for fun I will mention that some extremely odd ones can hold out for two weeks but its so rare its just a fluke its not a sensible reason for hope.

4/17/2019 3:02:02 AM

andy W

Western NY

1 of 4 didn't sprout here.

4/17/2019 8:07:50 AM


Plymouth, MN

I don't get worried about a seed until after 96 hr with the baggie method.

4/17/2019 1:30:36 PM


Simi valley, ca

It has been 90 hrs as of now! I took a peek but nothing! Gave a tiny squeeze & it still is ok i think ! I will see tomorrow !

4/17/2019 6:57:14 PM

Henry-the giant pumpkin grower

Topsfield, MA

Woody Lancaster got 3 germinated within 48 hours.

4/17/2019 7:21:19 PM



I have had them take 4 or 5 days in seed starting mix

4/17/2019 7:57:30 PM


Simi valley, ca

Another grower told me they started 4 --1911s & 1 didn't make it & the other 3 took like 4 days ! Hopefully tomorrow !!

4/17/2019 9:12:05 PM


Simi valley, ca

Officially , Gonna have a funeral, It was a good seed before it rotted !!!

4/18/2019 10:59:06 AM


Hopedale Ohio

A little peroxide with water and I soak em 6-8 hours and they always pop. It seems that the only thing I do every year that never gives me a problem is starting seed, after that look out.

4/18/2019 2:49:28 PM


Syracuse, NY

My condolences, really---eg

4/19/2019 2:18:47 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


That’s unfortunate... sorry for your loss

4/20/2019 9:09:04 AM

Orange U. Glad


Tough break. Not every seed sprouts and that is the simple truth. I hope that whatever your back-ups are set a new personal best for you this year.

4/20/2019 11:43:11 AM



Mine one germinated after 36 hrs wich is a bit longer than mine ones usally take, but my 1756 is now 12 Days in the soil and nothing it is always a Risk don't give up good luck to you for this season.

4/20/2019 1:45:43 PM

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