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These are from seeds I got from RPS. Seedlings overwinter in ground here no problem. This prevents me from having to mess with heat mats and keep more community pots inside this winter. Next spring/ summer plan to pot these up. Going to plant another bed in spring with all the seeds I harvest this year as well. 7D73AC43-FEB0-4837-B601-56AEB43B3919.thumb.jpeg.9634bb355fdd3ea5dc24514d4dd4ee38.jpegB9AFAAC2-7EC6-4D4E-A28D-D1461C4BAF22.thumb.jpeg.6d36633553fea9a83629a01f69b81186.jpegF4975A1C-5DE8-47E2-9DCD-07A6F8C54D4E.thumb.jpeg.1825206ff908e405fcbfeeabd6c4c815.jpegFilled the bed with organic raised bed bagged soil. Topped with organic composted humus as a top cover/ mulch on top of the seeds. Watered the bed everyday and viola. 

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Wow LOTS! I see your yard being replaced soon too.  

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Youtube (TN Tropics) 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), louisiana(5), palmetto (1)  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  15' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia capitata(1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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1 hour ago, Allen said:

Wow LOTS! I see your yard being replaced soon too.  

I’m slowly working on it yeah. Almost all my protected spots around the house are filled. Going to be mostly minors, Louisiana, and needles away from the house. 

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10 minutes ago, BigBilly said:

How are your in ground sabals looking ?

Everything’s looking great, it was a really good growing season. 

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Hassle free! That's the good idea! That would have been funny if you did little crop rows like corn 😂

 

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Hesperia,Southern CA (High Desert area). Zone 8b

Elevation; about 3600 ft.

Lowest temp. I can expect each year 19/20*f lowest since I've been growing palms *13(2007) Hottest temp. Each year *106

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11 hours ago, teddytn said:

These are from seeds I got from RPS. Seedlings overwinter in ground here no problem. This prevents me from having to mess with heat mats and keep more community pots inside this winter. Next spring/ summer plan to pot these up. Going to plant another bed in spring with all the seeds I harvest this year as well. 7D73AC43-FEB0-4837-B601-56AEB43B3919.thumb.jpeg.9634bb355fdd3ea5dc24514d4dd4ee38.jpegB9AFAAC2-7EC6-4D4E-A28D-D1461C4BAF22.thumb.jpeg.6d36633553fea9a83629a01f69b81186.jpegF4975A1C-5DE8-47E2-9DCD-07A6F8C54D4E.thumb.jpeg.1825206ff908e405fcbfeeabd6c4c815.jpegFilled the bed with organic raised bed bagged soil. Topped with organic composted humus as a top cover/ mulch on top of the seeds. Watered the bed everyday and viola. 

That's awesome that it is working so well for you. I do something similar at my house. I have an aerobic septic system that sprays the cleaned waste water above ground instead of using lateral lines. So I made a flower bed for my bananas around the sprinkler. The bananas grow great with the daily watering, but so do sabal seedlings. I just rake back the mulch in the fall and toss out the seeds. The next summer they always sprout with no problem. 

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38 minutes ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

That'll be quite an undertaking when you pot those up.

It will, I feel like better than dumping out a community pot. With the community pot I’m tied in to pot them all up at one time. With the bed I can pick at it a little at a time, is the thought anyway. 

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15 hours ago, Jubaea_James760 said:

Hassle free! That's the good idea! That would have been funny if you did little crop rows like corn 😂

 

🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️Hindsight is 20/20 they say, that would have been hilarious 

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This is awesome! Better have lots and lots of property to plant and enjoy them! 😆

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North Carolina - Zone 6B. Subtropical Highland Climate (CFB). Elevation - 3100ft. 
Average yearly temperatures range between 10F and 85F.

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2 hours ago, teddytn said:

It will, I feel like better than dumping out a community pot. With the community pot I’m tied in to pot them all up at one time. With the bed I can pick at it a little at a time, is the thought anyway. 

That's a great idea.  I should try that!

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5 hours ago, teddytn said:

🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️Hindsight is 20/20 they say, that would have been hilarious 

It would be pretty hilarious to plant the whole yard in minors and tell the wife and neighbors you have no idea what funny grass is taking over the yard LOL

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Youtube (TN Tropics) 60+ In-ground 7A palms - (Sabal) minor(7 large + 27 seedling size),  brazoria(1) , birmingham(4), louisiana(5), palmetto (1)  (Trachycarpus) fortunei(7), wagnerianus(1),  Rhapidophyllum hystrix(7),  15' Mule-Butia x Syagrus(1),  Blue Butia capitata(1) +Tons of tropical plants.  Recent Yearly Lows 12F, 11F, 18F, 16F, 3F, 3F, 6F, 3F, 1F, 16F, 17F, 6F, 8F

 

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15 minutes ago, N8ALLRIGHT said:

Hey Teddy, what variety minor are they or is there multiple varieties 

Just standard “minor” from RPS website. They didn’t specify as to the provenance of the seeds. I have some other minor varieties in smaller quantities in pots as well though. 

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Here’s my experiments with Sabal minor. mostly no protection, simply planted next to foundation here in maine zone 6/b pictures with snow were taken March 5th 2022 and updated ones 9/11/22

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On 9/6/2022 at 4:58 PM, Allen said:

It would be pretty hilarious to plant the whole yard in minors and tell the wife and neighbors you have no idea what funny grass is taking over the yard LOL

It might look a bit like Molineria capitulata.

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On 9/5/2022 at 10:34 AM, teddytn said:

These are from seeds I got from RPS. Seedlings overwinter in ground here no problem. This prevents me from having to mess with heat mats and keep more community pots inside this winter. Next spring/ summer plan to pot these up. Going to plant another bed in spring with all the seeds I harvest this year as well. 7D73AC43-FEB0-4837-B601-56AEB43B3919.thumb.jpeg.9634bb355fdd3ea5dc24514d4dd4ee38.jpegB9AFAAC2-7EC6-4D4E-A28D-D1461C4BAF22.thumb.jpeg.6d36633553fea9a83629a01f69b81186.jpegF4975A1C-5DE8-47E2-9DCD-07A6F8C54D4E.thumb.jpeg.1825206ff908e405fcbfeeabd6c4c815.jpegFilled the bed with organic raised bed bagged soil. Topped with organic composted humus as a top cover/ mulch on top of the seeds. Watered the bed everyday and viola. 

WOW! You'll have palms growing everywhere! Did you simply sow them in the ground and let the natural climate do its work on the seeds (stratification and germination) with no intervention?

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4 hours ago, L.A.M. said:

WOW! You'll have palms growing everywhere! Did you simply sow them in the ground and let the natural climate do its work on the seeds (stratification and germination) with no intervention?

The seeds were on the older side for sure, no black tar on my fingers after peeling them. Soaked the seeds in a bowl of water for 36 hours. Swirled the seeds really well and replaced the water once. Filled the bed as high as wanted with bagged organic soil mix, then just scattered the seeds by hand and covered them with composted humus, like a light too mulch basically. Then just watered everyday and maybe 4 weeks later started seeing a few pop up. 

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22 hours ago, teddytn said:

The seeds were on the older side for sure, no black tar on my fingers after peeling them. Soaked the seeds in a bowl of water for 36 hours. Swirled the seeds really well and replaced the water once. Filled the bed as high as wanted with bagged organic soil mix, then just scattered the seeds by hand and covered them with composted humus, like a light too mulch basically. Then just watered everyday and maybe 4 weeks later started seeing a few pop up. 

What time of year did you sow them in?

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43 minutes ago, L.A.M. said:

What time of year did you sow them in?

I just had to look back, the seeds delivered July 5, so maybe the 7th or 8th they were sown. Honestly was worried it was gonna be too late, but they took off, a bunch are on their second strap leaf. I’ve got a bunch in pots that are that size after 8 months from seed. Here’s the bed now14842D2E-0325-4FBD-A14A-B9D7742A6550.thumb.jpeg.2bf4a136b7acd9263ac2ec44278c2aac.jpeg

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10 hours ago, teddytn said:

I just had to look back, the seeds delivered July 5, so maybe the 7th or 8th they were sown. Honestly was worried it was gonna be too late, but they took off, a bunch are on their second strap leaf. I’ve got a bunch in pots that are that size after 8 months from seed. Here’s the bed now14842D2E-0325-4FBD-A14A-B9D7742A6550.thumb.jpeg.2bf4a136b7acd9263ac2ec44278c2aac.jpeg

I thought they needed chill to stratify first?

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