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Acacia acuminata seed giveaway 2018/2019

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4 hours ago, Quasi-J said:

That’d be fantastic! Thanks heaps! :D ❤️

 

Your name is already on the list. Patience, young grasshopper

 

Edit: final threshing and winnow yield is around 80,000 seeds by weight estimate. Pretty chuffed

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Good effort gimli. You’re doing us all a great favour and helping spread some awesome acacias! :)

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I would love to be included in this give away to plant some of these native trees in my garden.

Amazingly generous of you to offer these seeds, happy wattle day to you too. 

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Only a few days left for anyone interested to get your name down for seed, cut off 7/1

 

Anyone who hasn't replied within 2 weeks of me messaging for their address will be skipped. 

 

Happy 2019

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HWT 24/12/18 (12 hours overnight)
Sown 25/12/18

 

Today:

 

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Bit slower than normal but the % is already there

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I'd love to grab some seeds if i still can thanks

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I am in the US so am not asking for you to send seeds, however I am about to start my own batch of a.confusa and would love some special advice for sowing & growing. Or a thread referral if there's one you like.

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7 hours ago, Scarlet Dragon said:

I am in the US so am not asking for you to send seeds, however I am about to start my own batch of a.confusa and would love some special advice for sowing & growing. Or a thread referral if there's one you like.

Hi Scarlet, check out the' happy wattle day thread' in Swaps section.  @communacacian gives a nice rundown on germinating Acacia at the start.

Peace

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Congrats on a bumper yield mate. Id love to jump on board, if possible?

Cheers

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@S35H4T @shadowcreature @Danielle Rose

I still need your address via PM. Please get back to me before Friday or you'll be skipped. I will not be holding seed past then, I plan to mail 43 letters on Friday and close this giveaway.

Thanks

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Hey @Gimli

 

Do you have any photos of your trees?

I've been out picking seeds today up near Moora and while I'm pretty sure they're broad variety, the phyllodes are much longer and thicker than the ones down around York.

 

Also curious as to your harvest method.

I've just gotten maybe 500-750 seeds and had to painstakingly split each pod and rub my nail down them to disconnect every seed.

I imagine your using a sieve of some variety.

 

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1 hour ago, omnilucident said:

Hey @Gimli

 

Do you have any photos of your trees?

I've been out picking seeds today up near Moora and while I'm pretty sure they're broad variety, the phyllodes are much longer and thicker than the ones down around York.

 

Also curious as to your harvest method.

I've just gotten maybe 500-750 seeds and had to painstakingly split each pod and rub my nail down them to disconnect every seed.

I imagine your using a sieve of some variety.

 

 

Here are the only photos I really have. I have found that broad phyllode is pretty consistent over it's entire endemic range. Without flowers it's hard to say for sure. If you could smell the heart wood that would help also...

Did you take photos of the specimen(s) you collected from?

 

I hand* threshed the pods and the seed basically fell out. Does help if they are really dry. Then winnowed it a few times.

 

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They do have the distinctive smell, i tore some bark off a recently toppled tree and gave it a whiff.

Looks to be the same stuff except almost all the trees up here have some kind of parasitic growing through parts of them.

 

I'll post photos in a separate giveaway thread with some unidentified local acacias that i'm hoping someone can help me identify.

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And that's a wrap

 

Thanks to those who have been waiting patiently. I will be sending seed out on Friday

 

Happy growing

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Letters have been posted.

 

On 02/01/2019 at 11:57 AM, Gimli said:

Anyone who hasn't replied within 2 weeks of me messaging for their address will be skipped.

 

A few people were skipped. Too bad.

 

For everyone else, happy growing and I hope to see baby photos later on

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Awesome  @Gimli arrived yesterday will get them going asap.  Thanks again kind sir.

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6 hours ago, Humbolt said:

Awesome  @Gimli arrived yesterday will get them going asap.  Thanks again kind sir.

 

Same here. Soaked some overnight and sowed them this arvo. 

Thanks Gimli! 

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On 17/01/2019 at 9:38 AM, Humbolt said:

Awesome  @Gimli arrived yesterday will get them going asap.  Thanks again kind sir.

 

On 17/01/2019 at 4:06 PM, Xperiment said:

 

Same here. Soaked some overnight and sowed them this arvo. 

Thanks Gimli! 

 

Glad to know they have arrived

 

Enjoy!

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Amazing amount! Very generous! I'll do my best to spread them far and wide :)

 

Thank you! 

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1 hour ago, Danielle Rose said:

Hey Gimli, did you receive my reply and address?

 

On 05/01/2019 at 1:50 PM, Gimli said:

@S35H4T @shadowcreature @Danielle Rose

I still need your address via PM. Please get back to me before Friday or you'll be skipped. I will not be holding seed past then, I plan to mail 43 letters on Friday and close this giveaway.

Thanks

 

On 12/01/2019 at 12:36 AM, Gimli said:

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Letters have been posted.

 

 

A few people were skipped. Too bad.

 

For everyone else, happy growing and I hope to see baby photos later on

 

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On 21/01/2019 at 10:50 AM, Danielle Rose said:

Hey Gimli, did you receive my reply and address?

Hi Danielle, if you missed out feel free to drop me a PM.

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