wheat hay seeds planting

ladyharley(6)November 27, 2012

Does anyone know the seed beards from wheat hay, how long it takes go germinate a seed? I have some in a paper towel in a plastic bag on the stove to see if they are viable and will sprout. Has anyone planted the beards from a bale to start growing in the field? Do know if it takes a lot of water to grow?

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Beeone(4 N. Wyo.)

If it is from wheat hay (immature, greenish) rather than wheat straw (mature plants, golden yellow), the heads shouldn't have been mature enough to be viable. Check the seeds out--are they plump and round or thin and flattish? Plump and round is good.

The seeds should germinate within a week to 10 days. Keep them moist but not wet, such as on a damp paper towel in a ziplock bag. Also, wheat is normally planted in cooler soils to grow, so it may be too warm to get good germination on your stove. Place them in a cool place up to 65 degrees, preferably lower, and see what happens.

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