You remember my post a month or so ago identifying the beach seeds given to my friend Nadia?
She wrote me this morning to share her germination success:
“Thought you’d love to know how the Mauritius seeds are doing. Attached is a photo showing 3 Beach Hibiscus on the left hand side. 3 out of 7 germinated in a couple of weeks. I had scarified and soaked them for 3 days before planting.
On the right is one Cat’s Eye that made it. Just this 1 seed germinated out of 4 seeds. Behind them is a one foot ruler for size.
The tropical almond and the Australian Pine didn’t make it, but hey, these came up!”
Nice work, Nadia.
In related news, I am half-way through writing Free Plants for Everyone: The Good Guide to Plant Propagation. Stay tuned.