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Author Topic: The "cup of tea" method for germinating seeds  (Read 74392 times)


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Re: The "cup of tea" method for germinating seeds
« Reply #90 on: October 09, 2020, 01:07:07 PM »
I tried the tea method for cacti, specifically Astrophytum.  Those treated with tea germinated later, and to a lesser extent than the water soaked control. Maybe i should have used decaff to avoid the allelopathic effect of caffeine ;)


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Re: The "cup of tea" method for germinating seeds
« Reply #91 on: March 09, 2022, 09:02:24 PM »
Thank you for sharing this method.

I have several species I can't wait to try it with.
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix


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