About three weeks ago, Saint-nominee Attack Gardener sent me 5 lotus seeds that were almost 10 years old. I followed Yubtube instructions on scarring the seeds before placing them in water. Remarkably, all the seeds sank in water, showing they were not dried out.
I talked to them in a wee voice, and freshened their home in a shallow vase with warm water:
Well what do you expect from Ten-year-old seeds; 9 days went by without any action. The internet says the seeds only last 3 years, tops. Even fresh seeds don’t germinate 100%. Some did germinate a 2000 year old lotus seed, but come on.
And then on the evening of the tenth day I was up late and thought I heard some splashing. I checked on the lotus seeds.
The sprouts climbed towards the water’s surface. I added water, but an hour or two later they’d be poking through again. I tried to watch them but somehow they fogged my mind.
All last week the table shook a little at night, where the lotuses were germinating. Here is a picture just seven days after they first poked out of their shells.
Now I am transplanting them into an aquarium tank which will be too small, very soon.
I was unnerved when one of the seedlings hissed, ”feed me Seymour,” while I was transplanting it.Next time I transplant these seeds, it will be into five, 5 gallon Buckets!
It is true that these seeds germinated over the Solstice, and are near several vortexes and crystals. But their vigorous germination and growth after a decade sealed inside a plastic bag is worth noting. Perhaps our own love and hope energizes the lotuses.
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