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Old March 13, 2018   #31
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Thanks to the 6 gardeners who offered to grow some of these.
Seeds have been mailed to all parties. Hope you all have a great season.
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Old March 13, 2018   #32
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Looking for another?

I just bought a house so I have more dirt!

I can grow it on the upstairs deck in an earthbox so it is isolated. I will start in April so I catch the later heat here.
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Old March 16, 2018   #33
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Seeds shipped to 7 tomato heads. Thanks folks.
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Old March 16, 2018   #34
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Thanks to the 6 gardeners who offered to grow some of these.
Seeds have been mailed to all parties. Hope you all have a great season.
Thanks. I planted my seeds monday and they should be up any day now.
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Old March 20, 2018   #35
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OK, I couldn't wait and started seeds on the 18th. Couldn't help myself. I will keep you posted and document with pictures. I'm calling it "Marc's Purple Cross" for the time being.
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Old March 23, 2018   #36
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Good luck. Please post your germination results.
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Old March 23, 2018   #37
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Good luck. Please post your germination results.
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I planted my purple cross seeds and put them on my heat mat. It has been about two weeks now and none of them germinated. Have had no problems with my other seeds being up in about 5-6 days. Not sure why!
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Old March 23, 2018   #38
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I, too, have not been able to germinate the seeds you sent. I started seeds on 3/12 with no success, started a few more 3/21, fingers crossed they sprout!
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Really? I usually have 90+ percent rate. I am waiting until next week to sow mine.
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Old March 23, 2018   #40
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Think ill start some today just as a trial.
Thanks for posting. Sorry you're having trouble.
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Old March 24, 2018   #41
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Think ill start some today just as a trial.
Thanks for posting. Sorry you're having trouble.
No problem. These things happen sonetimes. Who knows why!
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Old March 28, 2018   #42
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Ten days in and no sign of germination here either. I only planted three seeds though. If those don't pop up in the next week I will start the rest of the seeds with my second sowing on May 1st.
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Old March 28, 2018   #43
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As I stated in an earlier post, I was going to do a trial run on these seeds to check germination results. Last Saturday the 24th, I placed 14 seeds in moist papertowls, covered in tinfoil and placed in a warm location. Today, 4 days later I see 7 are germinating. I'm hopeful that by the end of the week there will be more.

I'm really sorry you all are having trouble. I wonder if anything happens during mailing that could impact the seeds. I've mailed plenty of seeds without problem. I just can't explain your difficulty.

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Old March 28, 2018   #44
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I'm not giving up. Sometimes seeds are slow. I will give these another week. When I try the remaining seeds, I will use the paper towel method.
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After about three weeks i finally got one out of 11 purple cross seed to germinate. It looks good and is growing in my green house. Hope to plant it out into my garden in two or three weeks.
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