Ten years ago, a homesteading friend in western Oklahoma gave me three precious seeds from a rare heirloom squash.
My friend had written on the plastic bag:
I planted all three seeds in peat pellets and hoped for the best. After about a week, one of the seeds seemed to be higher up, not as deep in the peat pellet. I watched it for two more days before I was sure that it really was sprouting. A ten-year-old seed, sprouting!
Another one sprouted as well, but evidently I planted all of the seeds upside down. This time, the roots came up into the air and the leaves went down. I carefully pulled it out of the peat pellet and replanted it right-side-up. Thankfully it continued to grow.
It was an honor to be given those three precious seeds, and I'm hopeful that these two plants will grow and produce at least one squash so I can save more seeds for the future.
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