I'm not having terrific success with the coffee filter baggie method, so I'm switching to the soil baggie method. I split my seeds out into two sealed plastic bags with a few tablespoons of seed starting soil (peat moss mixture) in each. I moistened the soil by spraying spring water on it, and put the baggies on a shelf. With any luck, the seeds will start germinating in the bags. When they do, I'll wait until they're showing off their cotyledons, then move them into their own cel-packs.
At first, I thought that my low germination rate was due to my seeds needing help breaking out of dormancy, but then I read that dawn redwoods don't need to be cold stratified. So, I'm hoping for better success with the soil baggies.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I've had such poor luck with my one-hundred dawn redwood seeds. So far, (and it's still early), only one of my them has germinated. After less than a week in the soil, that seed found its way out. This is a very good day... I hope this little guy knows how much I'm counting on him!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Of my one hundred dawn redwood seeds, this is the first to germinate. These seeds are so tiny and fragile, I was surprised to see any sprout roots. This is very exciting - unfortunately, I'm not seeing anywhere near the immediate success that I've seen with my coast redwood seeds.