I don't understand - did you plant them once hydrated, or after they actually germinated? I ask because if you planted once hydrated, you still don't know for sure how many are viable?
Lauren Ritz wrote:I planted my landrace dry beans this week, soaking them first. Most were fully hydrated within 1 day. About 12 were fully hydrated within 2-4 days. Three remain hard after five days of soaking. They're all within a two year age span.
If you plan it to be able to plant the dry bean with seed balls or un-soaked and count on them to look after themselves, having a landrace strain that does this, makes total sense. It comes down to goals - short, medium and long - but I'm leading towards thinking of a different box!
I see no point in planting something that won't rehydrate easily. The only advantage I can see is if they're planted in an area that might be inundated for days after they're planted. But here? No.
Here's the rub - story first. Last year I planted some carrot seeds in between some other plants in a raised bed. This year I needed to add more soil/compost to the bed as it has settled considerably, as expected. I was picking out weeds I didn't want, and lots of parsley leaves I wanted to dry and I picked out what I thought at first glance was a baby Queen Anne's Lace - alas it was a baby carrot which had taken an entire year to germinate!
Is there any point to even planting these?