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Marius

Thanks Jimmy

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DoomsDave

@Marius, did you get the seeds I sent you a while back?

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Marius

Hi Dave. Not yet. I’ll let you know when they arrive. 

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Marius

The same plant in flower now. One of its three branches died from frost this past winter. 

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Josue Diaz
2 hours ago, Marius said:

The same plant in flower now. One of its three branches died from frost this past winter. 

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spectacular!

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jimmyt

Very beautiful Marius!

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Marius

Thanks guys. I love it too 

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yeye

What is your min temperature last winter Marius ?

 

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Marius
9 hours ago, yeye said:

What is your min temperature last winter Marius ?

 

The minimum at my house was about -2 deg C

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Josue Diaz

if anyone is still trying to germinate these, I kicked the seed coat on mine, soaked for a day and them planted in soil using bottom heat. i had sprouts the next day. 

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jimmyt
8 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

if anyone is still trying to germinate these, I kicked the seed coat on mine, soaked for a day and them planted in soil using bottom heat. i had sprouts the next day. 

@Josue Diaz 

Does “kicked” equal “knicked” :rolleyes:??  Thanks for the advice friend.

jimmyt

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Josue Diaz
3 hours ago, jimmyt said:

@Josue Diaz 

Does “kicked” equal “knicked” :rolleyes:??  Thanks for the advice friend.

jimmyt

lol yea, I don't recommend kicking the seed

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Josue Diaz

Every seed germinated :) 

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jimmyt
1 hour ago, Josue Diaz said:

Every seed germinated :) 

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Nice work there, Josue!

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gerard

Yep .in the Netherlands too

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jimmyt
12 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

Every seed germinated :) 

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jimmyt
2 hours ago, gerard said:

Yep .in the Netherlands too

Touche to you as well Gerard!

I am hoping that mine do the same :greenthumb:

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Marius

I’m very happy that you’re getting great results. Thanks for the feedback. Keep updating us 

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jimmyt

Marius,

   Curiously, do you have to scar or nick your erythrina seed to get them to germinate?  I had the seed you sent in seed starting soil on a heat mat, under grow lights for 2 months without a budge!

   Unpotted them and they looked like the day you sent them.  So I took a set of fingernail clippers and nicked through the seed coat away from the radicle.  Then soaked them overnight in water.  The next day they were fat and swollen with water.  I replanted them and a week later they are germinating.   I had almost given up. :36_14_15[1]:

jimmyt 

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Marius

Hi Jimmy. 

I don’t know. I just plant them. Maybe nicking them helps. I don’t really worry that all germinate as I have a yearly seed supply. I’m glad that you got them to germinate. 

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Silas_Sancona
9 hours ago, Marius said:

Hi Jimmy. 

I don’t know. I just plant them. Maybe nicking them helps. I don’t really worry that all germinate as I have a yearly seed supply. I’m glad that you got them to germinate. 

Agree w/ Marius.. Many Legume sp. seed are easier to germinate when freshly collected. The longer time has passed post-harvest, the seed coats typically harden more, often requiring being soaked in warm water, nicked, scratched or rubbed w/ sandpaper / over gravel before they will start absorbing moisture and germinate. 

That said, some are hard as rock right off the tree and require treatment regardless of age after harvest. Some can be scratched or nicked, and still refuse germinate until conditions are right.  A few sp. have thin seed coats or a short shelf-life after collection and have to be sown right away or the seed goes bad.

I usually scratch up / nick seed of all species, regardless of how fresh the collection of seed is  when sowing.  Like Jimmy's experience, Have had seed sit in their pots until i scratched them.

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jimmyt

I will nick/scar seed if it has a hard coat, not usually if it has a “soft” coat. I hesitated to nick these seed from the start as they are fairly small. Then I became brave and nicked them.  My Eythrina crista-galli seed does not need any help with germination except water and warmth. Thanks for the advice fellas!

jimmyt

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