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Seeds collected from pods of a productive hermaphrodite. They were very hot when I got them so the seeds were pretty dehydrated. Not sure if they were this year’s crop or last year’s.

I hope the superior parentage will lead to superior seedlings.

I scarified them in boiling water and let them steep for 24 hours. They still weren’t entirely rehydrated so I used a small pocketknife to score the seed coat at the other end from the rooting end. Then I put them in very warm water for another 24 hours. I put them in a wet paper towel on a plastic plate for a while, keeping them hydrated. They still weren’t doing much (although they were plumper) so I then exposed them to bottom heat. Some seeds chitted not long after I did that. I then tried to sterilize some potting soil and put them in a seedling tray with bottom heat. I’d say I had them hydrating either in full or partial water for at least 3 days before bottom heat was applied.

This planting has been archived (Failed to Germinate).

Collected from the wild.

Latest Milestone Dying

Quantity: 22

Plant Carob Ceratonia siliqua 33

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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived

Milestones

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Dying

    Dying day 19

    Put lid on seedling tray to fend off pests. Seems it generated too much heat. Some seedlings dead.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    Dying

    Dying day 18

    Some seedlings dying as a result of bird or rodent damage to seedling tray.

  • 18 Oct 2014
    Sprouting

    Sprouting day 13

    Cotyledons are starting to pop on one of them.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Hardening Off

    Hardening Off day 8

    Kept the tray indoors overnight, then put it outside this morning.

  • 12 Oct 2014
    Potting Up

    Potting Up day 7

    Put into seedling tray.

  • 05 Oct 2014
    Sown

    Sown day 0

    Started the process by scarifying and soaking the seeds.


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