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Any updates? I haven't attempted to germinate more seeds out of fear of wasting them :(

My "to try" list is:

- boiling water 

- Soaking

- Scarification / soak

- Chamomile soak and water

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They seeds look similar to that of desmodium gangeticum, with those I break open the outer husk/seed pod with my finger nails & surface sow, and give em the hot water treatment with an overnight soak to allow them to absorb water, sprinkle a tiny amount of soil on top and keep moist, looking forward to obtaining seeds for phyllodium when they become available, keep me on the loop, good luck with germination,  :-) MU

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If anyone is interested in taking a trip to northern WA. Nice country out there..

 

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/13918

 

Edit: a trip at this time of year would not be advisable

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On 27/01/2019 at 10:46 AM, moon_unit said:

They seeds look similar to that of desmodium gangeticum, with those I break open the outer husk/seed pod with my finger nails & surface sow, and give em the hot water treatment with an overnight soak to allow them to absorb water, sprinkle a tiny amount of soil on top and keep moist, looking forward to obtaining seeds for phyllodium when they become available, keep me on the loop, good luck with germination,  :-) MU

Is that in the right order or do you hot water treatment then sow? Or pour boiling water over the soil?

I poured boiling water onto the seeds in a container and have left them to soak overnight - one of which popped out of the inner seed casing and probably isn't viable!

If i ever do get any to grow and seed you'll be first in line!

Im running out of seed fast though with this failure rate

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11 hours ago, TheMooseZeus said:

Is that in the right order or do you hot water treatment then sow? Or pour boiling water over the soil?

I poured boiling water onto the seeds in a container and have left them to soak overnight - one of which popped out of the inner seed casing and probably isn't viable!

If i ever do get any to grow and seed you'll be first in line!

Im running out of seed fast though with this failure rate

Sorry I wasn't really clear, I give them the hot water treatment prior to sowing, but have also had good results without any treatment, I find they can often take a while to germinate, I'm finding seeds I sowed in early Spring that are only starting to germinate now, how are you fixed for d.gangeticum seeds? I can send some your way next time i get seeds, good luck :-)

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Treated a few seeds! Now the waiting game, hope the new greenhouse helps get those temps up 

Thanks so much for the info!

Never tried d.gangeticum but would love to sort something out with you next time you get your hands on some!

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Hey Guys!!

 

I have had far too many projects on the go recently and have been running all over the country side so I haven't had a chance to try getting these beauties to germinate...

 

Hey Moon Unit... I have a few Phyllodium seeds I could spare if you wanted to try your hand at germinating them as I'm currently not around enough to give them the proper attention they deserve...

 

Looking fowards to hearing how you went with your various treatments MooseZues!

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5 hours ago, Mango said:

Hey Guys!!

 

I have had far too many projects on the go recently and have been running all over the country side so I haven't had a chance to try getting these beauties to germinate...

 

Hey Moon Unit... I have a few Phyllodium seeds I could spare if you wanted to try your hand at germinating them as I'm currently not around enough to give them the proper attention they deserve...

 

Looking fowards to hearing how you went with your various treatments MooseZues!

Ohh thanks @Mango for the generous offer, I’d be very keen to give em a go, I’ll pm you, cheers MU

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Darren from Herbalistics just posted a picture of a Phyllodium Pullchellum seedling on their instagram and facebook page.
 



Someone asked if plants would be available soon and they said

"J
ust learning from it, working out seed germination and seedling growth. We do have Desmodium gangeticum plants this season too."


 

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Hey Folias,

 

Thanks for the update, this is excellent news!!

 

They are obviously doing something right, that looks like a very healthy specimen indeed!!

 

Mango

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Herbalistics just made a post about germination.

"Not a very interesting looking picture but these are germinating Phyllodium pulchellum seeds. A few tests and I’ve discovered that seeds older than a month or so enter a dormancy and hot water treatment helps to break it. Just boil the kettle, then hit the seeds with hot water for a soak for a few hours before planting."

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I guess the results speak for themselves!!

 

Might be time to try out that hot water treatment!

 

Thanks Folias!

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