Hi Everyone a question ?

Ronald Redding ron_redding@hotmail.com
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:07:39 PDT
Hi Steven
I have probably answered this question over 1000 times, I will give you a quick run down on my method. 
I use cooled boiled water and float the seeds at room temperature - usually after a week or two you will see radicles emerge (you need to be careful here as mold or fungus can develop which I have found mainly attacks older seeds, this needs to be treated as soon as it is detected). Once a seed has a radicle about 1cm long (1/2" for our US members) I then plant the seed into my standard growing medium. I have learnt that young plants will perform better with some morning sun and light shade in the hottest part of the day, I also try and keep them warm during winter. As the plants matures they receive full sun all day during Winter and then full sun only part of the day during Summer. I achieve this by having them facing north against a wall of my shadehouse of facing north on the northern side of a tree or shrub (also bamboo at my place). I would have them on the Southern side if I lived in the Northern hemisphere.
Also for your information I have germinated and grown hundreds of my own and others seed of worselya and also many other plants, my basic method now is that if the seed will float then that is how I will germinate it. This buys me time and I don't have to constantly worry that my new seed will dessicate because of lack of water, hope this helps. My worsleya collection now consists of many different clones from all over the world and now I have a good number of my own seedlings from seed that I have set myself, which I am very proud of.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes Ron Redding Hervey Bay Australia

> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:56:53 -0700
> From: hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] Hi Everyone a question ?
> Hi everyone !
> I'm in Queensland Australia, Sub Tropical Environment..
> I'm looking for help to germinate Worsleya rayneri from seed ?
> I have some seeds that were so expensive, I'm a bit worried to get it
> wrong..............
> Please let me know if you've had some success !!
> Happy Gardening...........
> Steven
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