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Starting coffee seeds - Weird
    #4406463 - 07/15/05 02:31 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

So I started soaking 6 coffee beans in water in a shot glass getting ready to plant them. After a day the water has turned a dark green. The seeds are a light tan color. Anybody seen something like this? What do you think the green is?


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: 8086]
    #4406948 - 07/15/05 06:01 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

im doing the same right now, the green seems to be something created by the beans as they turn green after they have been in the soil for a wile...
i think u can take it as a good sign, or at least not a bad one...


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4407621 - 07/15/05 02:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Here is a picture...



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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: 8086]
    #4407809 - 07/15/05 03:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've never had any problems germinating coffee beans. Stick em straight in the soil and treat em like normal plants.


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: eve69]
    #4408581 - 07/15/05 06:34 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

oh its not a problem.
i think its just a side effect from the seed coming back to life or something...


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4410486 - 07/16/05 02:49 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Looks cool regardless.


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: rocknliam]
    #4410676 - 07/16/05 03:46 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

hehe^ perhaps its roasted variety ?


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: liveby]
    #4410762 - 07/16/05 04:28 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

its not roasted. roasted beans are somewhat of a different color...

also mine had little thingies coming out of em and they are doing the same thing...


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4410911 - 07/16/05 07:50 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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its not roasted. roasted beans are somewhat of a different color...

also mine had little thingies coming out of em and they are doing the same thing...


watch out for mold


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: liveby]
    #4412788 - 07/16/05 10:09 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Maybe it's like that weird reaction that happens sometimes when baking with sunflower seeds........ (the sunflower seeds turn green. does anybody know why this happens?.... )


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: foo]
    #4417890 - 07/18/05 05:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I can't get mine to sprout! I've had them in moist soil for a few months now. I pulled one out and it looked like the seed coat started to crack a little, but that was about a week or two ago. Is this normal? Do they need to be in any sort of light or heat when germinating. I know they take a long time, but I am starting to doubt them.


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: blazed123]
    #4417923 - 07/18/05 05:55 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

as long as they are not rotting u there should still be a chance to germinate.


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Re: Starting coffee seeds - Weird [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4417937 - 07/18/05 06:07 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

maybe colder temps?


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