[Market-farming] Viability of Sunflower seeds

Jill Taylor Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Tue May 6 13:18:24 EDT 2003

That's a good idea, Liz.  And I suppose I could plant those that germinate
in a small pot until the weather gets more sunflower friendly.  I always
have trouble throwing baby plants away.  (Yes, I have trouble thinning too!
I am getting better at thinning carrots, though.)


> > It is absolutely beautiful outside today, and the soil is dry ....I am
> thinking that you
> > won't get in to check your computer and tell me about sunflower seed
> > viability:^)
> Hey Jill, the weather isn't that cooperative here ; ))
> Rather than relying on standard viability records, you can find out more
> accurately what you want by presprouting a few seeds yourself.  Soak 10-20
> seeds overnight, place in a damp paper towel, then put them into a ziplock
> bag.  The seeds that sprout will indicate your germination/viability
> percentages.   If you can wait that long....otherwise, just plant them and
> see what comes up ; ))

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