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Old September 19, 2019   #3
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I tried germinating the "pinto" ones- light seeds with a black spot or two. Those germinated at a pretty good rate.

As for a waterproof seed coating, I suppose it would keep out the water when you planted the seeds, and thus inhibit the germination? Instead, how about something like those pelletized coatings they sometimes use? It would be water-permeable, but still be an extra layer of "insulation" to keep the seed from drying out.

How about packing them in something like sawdust or sand? If the medium had the same percent H2O as the seeds, would it keep the seeds at proper moisture longer? No %water differential between the two.

Or what if you vacuum-sealed the seeds, like Seal-A-Meal, so there is nowhere for the seed moisture to go?

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