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ryanmio

Falls Church

My temperature probe fell out and my seeds spent 8 hours at 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Do you think my seeds will still germinate ok?

6/10/2020 8:29:19 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

If they don't just put them in your salad. lol

6/10/2020 9:00:38 AM

Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

What seeds? And were you trying to store or germinate them?

6/10/2020 9:10:13 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

no time now for me, but you could also google it - 105 is the max. germ. temp, but who knows about survival @ any higher---eg

6/10/2020 11:15:33 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

It’s a touch on the warm side....only one way to know for sure...time to peek. Be gentle

6/10/2020 5:43:13 PM

ryanmio

Falls Church

Update: 6 of 12 seeds are showing signs of life! They sprouted and I placed them in a seed starting mix. Will let y'all know if they make it.

6/11/2020 8:49:53 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

nice!!

6/11/2020 9:02:54 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

Bye the way what kind seeds are they.

6/11/2020 10:47:11 AM

ryanmio

Falls Church

They were Atlantic Giants from a seed exchange. Unfortunately, none of the 12 seeds survived. One actually sprouted but was pale white and died a day after emerging. Huge bummer - hopefully I'll have better luck next year.

6/15/2020 10:27:36 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

Perhaps someone in your area has a back up they would share with you. Jim

6/15/2020 11:23:52 AM

ryanmio

Falls Church

26 West - That's a good suggestion although being in a suburb of Washington DC I don't know anyone else growing giant pumpkins... But if anyone out there knows a DC area grower, it would be so appreciated!

6/19/2020 11:41:37 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Dang, that stinks...I’ll keep my fingers crossed that someone close has something but you are def late that far south. make sure you watch the plants grow in the pumpkin journals this season. Lots to be learn from just looking at pictures and dates. Good luck...next season starts now

6/19/2020 5:28:41 PM

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