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Seeds sat in mailbox for 24 hours

Posted by taylorjonl 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 21:20

I purchased some seed through the mail and they arrived yesterday, but I wasn't home and forgot to check the mailbox last night, so the seeds sat in the mailbox for probably 24 hours. What is the probability I have baked my seeds and none will germinate?

These are the seeds I bought:

Scabiosa Fama Deep Blue
Spider Flower Sparkler Blush H
Pentas New Look Rose
Zinnia Profusion Double Deep S
Achillea Red Shades
Zinnia Profusion Double Mix
Mexican Sunflower Fiesta Del S
Butterfly Bush Mix
Parsley Lisette
Purple Coneflower 'Bravado'
Zinnia Crystal Orange
Cosmos Cosmic Orange
Butterfly Weed Asclepias Tuber
Moss Rose Sundial Complete Hyb
Rudbeckia Denver Daisy
Monarda 'Bergamo'
Rudbeckia Cappuccino
Salvia 'Evolution'
Blazing Stars Floristan Violet
Joe-Pye Weed
Catmint Blue Carpet
Marigold Tiger Eyes
Sweet Alyssum Snow Crystals
Blue Fescue


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RE: Seeds sat in mailbox for 24 hours

The only way to find out is to test plant them by putting seeds between wet paper towels. Brown towels are probably best these days because white ones have a white dye in them. I know they streak windows, so who knows what they would do to seeds.

Sorry for the misfortune. Maybe plant a tree by your mailbox now, for shade.


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RE: Seeds sat in mailbox for 24 hours

I would not expect much damage. Overheating seed is certainly not a good thing, but how often do you see racks of seeds in front of garden centers, rolled out every morning into the full days sun. Al


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