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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:42 pm   Post subject: How long do seeds need to dry before I can plant?


Just stuffed some banana and jalapeno peppers. How long do seeds need to dry before I can plant them?

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carolyn

northern ohio
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:31 pm   


I don't know that they require anything special, but let them set for a week before trying to grow them, if you are worried...OR EXPERIMENT with them and let us know how it goes.

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rockhound
Tennessee
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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:29 am   


Were the peppers mature enough to have full-sized, mature seeds? I hope so. Test them in a damp paper towel in a baggie in a warm spot. If you don't see roots beginning in a week or ten days, they're not good.

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:32 am   


Thanks all.

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rockhound
Tennessee
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:59 pm   


So Donna, how is it going with the pepper seeds? Did you get some to sprout?

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:43 pm   


Hi Rockhound,
I read your post and went OMG. I forgot all about them. Just went and looked and most have sprouted. Yea!Smile
Going to have me some baby bells.

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rockhound
Tennessee
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Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:01 pm   


Hey, all right! Hopefully you can rescue most all of them and turn them into productive plants. Any ideas if they were hybrid peppers or not? I hope you get a useful crop even if not eggs-akly like the parents.

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:59 pm   


Rockhound all I know is they were called baby bells and they were really good. So I saved the seed, dryed them and planted them. I planted 12 seeds and have 12 plants. Friends and neighbors will enjoy also I hope.

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rockhound
Tennessee
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:22 pm   


12 seeds, 12 plants. Is that the best you can do? LOL. You have a real green thumb going. Smile

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lynnbrwn6@gmail.com

Virginia
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:28 pm   


So how long did it take for the seeds to dry?

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Donna S
Virginia
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:01 pm   


I let them dry for about two weeks before doing seed test with wet paper towels & plastic bag.

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