Last year I harvested the seeds from the following plants; bell pepper, hot
chili pepper, jalapeno, & sweet banana pepper. I tested 10 seeds of each
for germination about a month ago. The results were 0/10, 10/10, 7/10, and
I processed the seeds all in the same manner as far as cleaning, drying,
and storing with one small exception. In each plastic bag I placed a
"moisture absorbing packets" that originally came in a bottle of herbs. All
the packet's were different, one said silica(sp?), another said hydro
something, they all came in different herbs bottles. I thought this might
help keep the seeds dry. I stored all the seeds in the frig most of the
winter, except the last month I placed them in the freezer, then took them
out and tested them.
I vaguely remember that some of the fruit I used to harvest the seeds were
year-end (smaller fruit), this may have been the bell peppers and banana
peppers, but I am not sure. Do you think that maybe the seeds were too
young or that the "moisture absorbing packets" damaged the seeds?