How long do seeds need to dry before I can plant?

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  1. Donna S

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

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  2. carolyn

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    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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    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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    Thanks all.
     
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    So Donna, how is it going with the pepper seeds? Did you get some to sprout?
     
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    Hi Rockhound,
    I read your post and went OMG. I forgot all about them. Just went and looked and most have sprouted. Yea!:)
    Going to have me some baby bells.
     
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    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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    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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    12 seeds, 12 plants. Is that the best you can do? LOL. You have a real green thumb going. :)
     
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    lynnbrwn6@gmail.com New Seed

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    So how long did it take for the seeds to dry?
     
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    I let them dry for about two weeks before doing seed test with wet paper towels & plastic bag.
     

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