*approximate*(note the approximate here) formulation for 5mM would be 1/2-3/4 teaspoon of calcium nitrate dissolved into one gal of water. If using with vermiculite, wet to where all liquid is readily absorbed (which is approx 1 cup vermiculite to 1/2 cup liquid solution-I'm sure some vermiculite will vary, so this is also

**approx**.), or use with paper towel as per Paul G's description.

This is just a preliminary observation but I have noticed approx. 5 seedlings with emerging roots that were in differing levels of "root turning brown". In the first week two seedlings with roots well grown out, (maybe 1") were completely brown and appeared 'rotted'. This may be that for this variety the 10mM solution was to strong. In the second week I noticed 3 roots that had only the very tip turning brown- and these are doing well now that they are planted. I don't know how long the first two were germinated before I checked for any seedlings, but in the second week they could only have been germinated for a max. of one week and left sitting in the solution with vermiculite. This is purely conjecture, but my fridge was not freezing, and now that I have the seeds outside, the temps. have been between lows of 33F and highs of around 55F for the last 10 days. It is really interesting to see so many of one variety germinate so fast, all at once. It will be interesting to see Larry Davis' complete tabulations when this season's crop is germinated completely.