sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

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sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby sapling_alex » February 27th, 2013, 8:40 am

Thought I'd post my first experience with growing these from seed.

I received 80 seeds from a seller and because I was impatient, set half aside to stratify whole I planted the others. I put 2 seeds in each seed raising pod and kept them on a windowsill for a few weeks. No joy. Thinking I'd robbed them, I took the pallet outside and put it at the bottom of my makeshift greenhouse occasionally soaking the soil.

It is mid summer here and temperatures reached 40c plus in there. One day I noticed movement! Two little red stalks pushing seeds out of the ground. Having nothing left to lose I kept up my random watering and rough treatment until they dropped the seed casings and shows for wonderful needles.

Now I was worried so took care repotting, feeding and watering. Naturally, being the gumby I am, after a hot day last to one falling over I looked at it and snapped the tiny trunk. One left. He is currently going strong. Posing out his fourth set of needles now.

Below are some photos, you can read more about it and my other gardening adventures in my blog if you feel that way inclined. Http://www.findingmyroots.blogspot.com.au

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Re: sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby Josh » February 27th, 2013, 12:05 pm

Nice going. So in a couple of thousand years you'll have a tree that looks something like this
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Might take a bit to work on though
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This might help with ramifacation
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Seriously though, well done on getting them to grow. Hope the last one pulls through.

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Re: sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby bodhidharma » February 27th, 2013, 1:01 pm

Yep, here is a life long project and then some. Have kids :tu2: :palm:
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Re: sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby Mojo Moyogi » February 27th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Something to aim for, probably the most recognised Sequoiadendron giganteum bonsai, by Dan Barton:

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Re: sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby Luie » January 9th, 2014, 8:25 pm

Hey, where did you get your seeds from? I've planted a lot of my own and no success. Could be the climate but seeing that you got germination at 40C, that shouldn't matter.
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Re: sequoia gigantus germination, minor success

Postby arpitkakkar1 » February 24th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Now a days farming is a smart work, farmers are use advance technology to increase production of grains like germination, drip irrigation, and other cultivation machines are used by them. Its a nice but all are depend on germination if all seeds are convert in plant than production will be increase. Germination chamber is a good option to grow more plants in a farm.
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