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19 April 2017 11:12:54

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This looks awfully like a Ricinus coming up. Or could it actually be Veratrum (as labelled on the pot)? I thought I lost that last year and I use pots over and over. But I'd never chance a Ricinus seed to germinate outdoors.

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 April 2017 14:02:13

I hope it is a Veratrum as they are gorgeous, however they are well into growth by now.  Fingers crossed.

Jackie Jackie 19 April 2017 19:38:33

I have Ricinus seedlings at the moment and it really does resemble a Ricinus, does it have one or two leaves, cant see from the photo?

Jacinta D Jacinta D 19 April 2017 20:27:49

Two leaves, Jackie. I only vaguely remember sowing seed. But it's been outdoors since early March. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 April 2017 08:09:45

Jackie, now I AM certain it's Ricinus. I remember sowing it in that pot and nothing happened so it got evicted from the house.

But to think it actually germinated outside?  AND the seed was at least 5 years old. I think I got it from Deborah.

Jackie Jackie 20 April 2017 08:21:40

I've planted 10 seeds this year and so far 4 have germinated. All treated exactly the same. Just in the greenhouse and no heat. It hasn't been that cold really so I'm  not surprised it has germinated. It would be similar to my greenhouse. I love when we get surprises like that. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 April 2017 08:29:22

I sowed just ONE seed. And have 100% germination rate. LOL.  Let's hope now that it doesn't perish. :)


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