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Jared Stanley
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Any info on time to germination? I followed the hot-water regimen outlined on the seed I purchased, but it is going on 3 weeks and no sign of a sprout. Am I being impatient or do you think it should have come up by now?
 
Jason Silberschneider
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It seems a long time.

Have a look at my post on cheating with legume scarification and see if that might be of use to you.
 
                  
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Jared, we are in the EXACT same boat. I bought a pack from bountiful gardens, tried the hot water method and it's been almost a month and no signs... Will be trying scarification shortly
 
Roy Hinkley
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I planted quite a few seeds last year, possibly 6 germinated, maybe 20%. I think I got 2 or 3 that survived till fall still looking very spindly. I don't yet know if they survived their first winter.
 
Tyler Ludens
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I planted some seeds but they never came up so I forgot about them. Maybe they're out there in the garden germinating and will eventually come up.

 
Jeff Stainthorp
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This may not be what you want to hear, but it may be better to just order some bare root plants if you can. I hate to advocate the use of all those fossil fuels for delivery, but *sometimes* it makes more sense to use those resources once to get the design up and running well (at least to me.) About a year ago I implemented a small food forest design on some poorish land for some friends, and we needed a fairly quick growing, edible, nitrogen fixing wind break to protect our future tender plants from the constant wind- siberian pea shrub fit that bill. I tried to germinate seeds 4 times, to no avail. Eventually I broke down and ordered plants from as local a source as I could find. It wasn't my proudest moment, but it allowed the design to start functioning, which was the goal. Either way, best of luck! Let us know how it goes, I recently moved and would love to know how to properly germinate these for my new spot.
 
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