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  1. Hi all - has anyone here had success with germinating A. burkittii? They seem much more challenging than other acuminata variants. 2x hot water treatment 2 weeks apart yielded no results (unlike a. broad or narrow phyllode which usually germinate within a week of hot water treatment). Thanks for any help in advance!
  2. TheMooseZeus

    Stubborn\ Acacias

    Hey, this is my first post so please excuse me if its a mess I planted acacia seeds about a month ago, 8 obtusifolia and 4 floribunda, 2 of each of these popped up in days, not problem. Since then in the last 3 weeks i have planted an additional 15 or so floribunda. So far I've only had 2 obtusifolia germinate and are doing great. And 2 floribunda which also popped up fast after planting. The remainder seem to be laying dormant. Is it common to have this much gap between germinating acacias? Could it be the difference between planting at the beginning of summer and towards the end?
  3. hi all so wondering if none of the seeds germinate do you take them out and try and soak then in water or nick them again and try again or is it a case of if they don't germinate they are finished. also how long do you think would leave them for like give them a month if you havne't seen any sign of life it's a no go or 6months what? if one begins to grow but looks like it has died can you still keep on looking after it and it'll come back and keep alive and growing ? thanks just building ones knowledge base kind regards
  4. Hi, I was looking through my seeds and just noticed that a while back i bought some gerardiana seeds. I totally forgot. Anyway, now i have a heat mat and a better collection of sands and materials for propagation and making soils. So, what kind of environment and soil and moisture should i use to get the best possible germination rate? I cant find any seeds anywhere else anymore, so this is my last chance to grow this plant. in case your wondering im not planning on growing it for its ephridrine, i just like growing medicinal and semilegal plants for novelty, but i know i dont have to explain myself here. Anyway, can anyone please help me out?
  5. Ok, heres the jazz i live in a really windy region, for all intents and purposes, its impossble to grow anything that isnt matured outside, because of the harsh sun and intense wind. My problem is that i have seedlings in my seed trays that stop growing after the first week, they never seem to mature beyond their first two seed leaves. actually, nothing really grows well even in potting mix no matter how i go about it, i tried making special mixes but nothing works, not even compost, now im considering using hydroponics stuff, ill just pretend the soil is sand, even though its yates seed raising mix and potting mix. while this applies to nearly all my seedlings, the main issue is with chillis, one time i actually managed to germinate a psychotria viridis but it never went beyond the two leaf stage for several months. then died. So, how do i get soil in which my seeds will germinate and grow into fairly mature plants, which go beyond the initial seedling phase? I need to get them big enough that i can plant them directly into the ground, then they will be fine. unfortunately the soil here is terrible, solid clay, you can make pots out of it its that bad, but, so long as the moisture is regulated, the stuff is amazing for growing with, probably since the land was a cane paddock, then a cow pasture. No matter what i do though, seedlings wont work in it, plants need to be a certain size, i think its because the young roots cant penetrate the clay, or tolerate how the water moves through the soil. at bunnings, they have some chillis ive tried to grow in the same size pots, mine are 3-5cm tall and look awful, while at bunnings, the plant is 30cm tall and bearing fruit, what the hell! I always pay close attention, frequently water in small amounts so as to regulate a moist but not wet soil condition, and decent potting mix but nothing seems to work, its as if im growing my seedlings in cotton. so, what exactly is wrong? How do i fix the issue. the roots never reach the bottom of the tray and there shouldnt be anything wrong with the seed raising mix. Im growing everything in a mini seedling greenhouse with a heated mat for the night cold and to make the chillis sprout better, but the problem was there before i was using the greenhouse.