WATER GERMINATION SUDY FOR 95 R. MULTIFLORA ACHENES WHICH HAD BEEN DRY STORED FOR 4 MONTHS

To recap, in this water germination study which I briefly mentioned further up this thread, there are 95 achenes of R. multiflora which were found dry stored for 4 months (envelope had been dated).

52 days ago I decided to try and germinate them in a glass of water. Today’s germination (pictured here) represents number 12, so far:



There is some mould on these achenes (whatever that means?!).

And here is a final follow-up shot of CASE 5a to demonstrate how it behaved after it had received its second dose of ultra-dilute NPK fertilizer yesterday.

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This photo was taken today, ~24 hours after this 2nd dosing.

Ohh…why not add this shot as well of CASE 2a, I just culled it and thought this would be good information to share, showing its below-soil development:

Correction / typo error:

Both the above shots are of CASE 2a, the same seedling (ie. the first shot is NOT 5a, it is of 2a).