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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:18 PM

I decided this year tomato plants were way over priced. I bought a bag of seeds and a starter box. Good results!

Now last year I saved green pepper seeds. They didn't grow in the planter. Any idea why?

I took them from the pepper. Laid them on a towel let them dry then put them in an envelope. Not a single sprout.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Now last year I saved green pepper seeds. They didn't grow in the planter. Any idea why?

I took them from the pepper. Laid them on a towel let them dry then put them in an envelope. Not a single sprout.
 

 

I am far from being an expert but two things come to mind.

 

Some seeds need to 'winter over' and won't sprout if they haven't been frozen or at least very cold.

 

Also I know that there are hybrids that are sterile and the seeds won't sprout.

 

I guess that it's also possible that the pepper wasn't mature enough and the seeds weren't viable yet.


Edited by OldBuzzard, May 03, 2015 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 03:49 PM

I wondered about sterile seeds being a possibility..

Also I think I may of messed up. It said online that the pepper needs to stay on the plant till its just passed eating stage. Then pull the seeds. I took them from a pepper I ate. Next year I'll try

Edited by toomanytoys84, May 03, 2015 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 10:49 PM

I'd get a light over those tomatoes, any old shop light will work, or use a new style swirly light bulb.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 03:36 PM

For a while I though I had a bad seed but my kids came out o.k. any ways.






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