More germinations

After having given up on germinations of several flats of op seeds this spring, I put them in a shady part of the garden and forgot about them. We have had a lot of rain here and the flats have been constantly soaked. When I checked today there are numerous seedlings up of the new climber Soaring Spirits, Midas Touch and even from the few seeds of Rose cinnamonea plena collected last fall. A pleasant surprise - don’t give up!

Congratulations Lori! Sometimes patience really pays off.

Jim Sproul

I also sometimes have gotten a lot of germinations soon after soaking a non producing set of seeds (the soak would be for a day or two). At other times it did not work.

I assume that the water (which was then poured off) removed/greatly reduced the concentration of the chemical germination inhibitors.