Re: [gardeners] 'Bright lights' and wet seeds

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Fri, 2 Jan 1998 13:30:07 -0500 (EST)

>The thing that kills wet seeds fastest is being clumped together
>with inadequate air circulation.  Seeds need oxygen too, most
>especially if they think they're going to start to germinate.
>Without the oxygen, acids and alcohol builds up in the seeds,
>and they die.

Mine soaked for several weeks before I realized what happened. The leaky
cooler they were in was outside and 'round the bend. Anything not in my
line of sight these days risks being forgotten forever.  I didn't return
the cooler to the basement, where it belongs, when I finished with the
seeds and laziness can be quite costly.

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY