Water Lilies & Lotus seeds
So I got some seeds off Amazon.
The first couple I tried I think I didn't do right, I just tossed em into my declorinated water bucket and waited to see if they'd sprout. After a week, nothing.
Then I looked online on how I was supposed to grow them and found they need to be 'opened' a bit to let the water in. I saw that they can start growing in just a few days.
I filed off the shell just enough that I saw some white inside, and then I put them in some dechlorinated water and put it on a window sill inside the house where it can get some sunshine in the afternoon. It's been 3 days and I still don't see anything.
What am I doing wrong? Should I just give up on these cheap seeds and buy bulbs?
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