For Trial 03, I am interested to see how much difference it makes to have bottom heat (matron!) under germinating seeds. It should make germination faster and more vigorous but let’s see.
I have three seed varieties in this trial, each divided equally between two groups.
- Aquilegia greenapples
- Anthemis punctata
- Zephyranthes citrana
All will be sown using the standard method, in 7cm pots.
Group 1 will go in the heated propagation bench with all the other seeds
Group 2 will go on the gravel bed in the unheated part of the greenhouse.
I’m running two hypotheses in this trial.
Hypothesis 1: Group 2 will germinate more slowly.
Hypothesis 2: Group 2 will germinate at a lower rate (ie less seeds will germinate).
I’ll measure time to reach 5 germinations and will wait 3 weeks and count the number of germinations to measure rate. I might measure rate again after 6 weeks depending on how slow the cooler seeds are.
I’ll be back over the next 2 or 3 weeks with an update on trial results.