Pacific BX 224
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:13:54 PDT
On 31 Oct 2009, at 11:26, Dell Sherk quoted Roy Herold:

> 6. Glaucidium palmatum ... Kind of ephemeral so plant now.

Not so much ephemeral as loaded with germination inhibitors that have to be 
leached away before the seed will sprout. Soak in water for at least two week, 
changing it every couple of days, before sowing.

The Phil Pearson and (the late) Steve Doonan of Seattle always amused 
their audiences by describing the method used at Grand Ridge Nursery: put the 
glaucidium seed in an old sock and suspend it in the toilet tank for a couple 
of weeks. Every time the toilet is flushed, the water is changed.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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