Hi, um Mrs. Lorax? First off, I'd like to say that's one HELLUVA post you wrote back there, and I'm sure it's what almost everyone would be looking for.. I know I was
... I've run into a small problem along the way... First the particulars:
I had a batch of around 50 to 60 cherry seeds I had with me since last year, and they all came from store bought cherries.. I've been wrapping them in moist paper towels in a ziploc baggie, two towels and about 25 seeds in each, just like you said, and checking on them every week..
After nearly a month, some seeds in one towel started forming a weird greenish white growth with a chalky consistency, and strange reddish hues in the other towel
... I cleaned them off with plain water under the tap and wrapped them in fresh towels, new baggie... After about two weeks, the same thing started again, and this time I cleaned them off the same way first, then dipped every seed in a weak antiseptic solution (one capful Dettol in a full mug of water) for about a second and dried them off... Right now, they seem ok, been two weeks since I did it... I even cracked a seed from each batch to see if they're ok, and they were I think.. I mean, they hadn't rotted or anything and were white and healthy under the seed coat.. Please do point out if there's something outrageously idiotic I've done, or something I haven't done and I should...