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Post  twocat on Sat May 16, 2015 7:10 pm

Ok, I looked at the plants on line / e bay and they are expensive.  On E bay they had seeds for sale.  That got me to think ( that does not happen often) so I went on you tube and looked how io start them  A you tube guy said he purchase his seeds at a craft store.  Off to the craft store I went. Hobby lobby had them.  I took about 15 seeds out, scouring the seeds and put them in water.  We will see if any of them start to grow.

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Re: Lotus seeds

Post  DavidZ on Sat May 16, 2015 8:36 pm



Thats a really good idea.
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Post  twocat on Sat May 16, 2015 9:05 pm

We will see if it works.

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Post  twocat on Sun May 17, 2015 5:55 am

DAY-2
I looked at the seeds, 15 total- 13 seeds were filed down a little as recommended in the you tube video. These seeds outer shell were softer but still hard. I took knife and pulled a little of the shells off to get to the white inside;
Two seeds I did not do any filing down and just stuck them in the water. These seeds were still very hard. I filed these seeds down and warmed a glass of water in the microwave for 15 seconds. All seeds were put back in the glass.

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Post  twocat on Wed May 20, 2015 10:41 pm

Two have sprouted today.

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Post  Katnapper on Thu May 21, 2015 3:38 pm

This is very interesting and I hope it works for you. So far it sounds like a promising start. I'll be watching your updates.
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Post  DavidZ on Thu May 21, 2015 4:49 pm



Maybe a good demo for next months meeting?
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Re: Lotus seeds

Post  twocat on Sat May 23, 2015 6:41 am

15 out of 15 have sprouted, One of the sprouts have broke off for unknown reasons. Two sprouts have reached the top of my small glass. 14 of the seed sprouts will be moved to a tall vase. The sprout that broke off will be removed. From what I have read you can eat these, I may be able to tell you what they taste like soon.

A second batch will be started today. I will start a new batch every weekend until the next meeting for a demonstration.



If anyone want one of these at next mth meeting let me know.

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Post  twocat on Thu May 28, 2015 7:58 am

It looks like the first batch are starting a second sprout. Some of the seeds are starting to float. I will put these seeds in a pot in order to hold them down

The second batch are just starting to sprout. I took the outer shell off of all of these today.

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