Who has had luck sprouting sequoia seeds?
I posted this in the conifer forum too, and unfortunately the archived threads aren't working.
My cousin has given me the task of sprouting some sequoia and coastal redwood seeds he ordered online. I'm hoping the place he got them from attempted to pick out the non-viable seeds (if that's even possible). Anyway, what are some things I can do to increase my chances of success?
I read to plant them on top of the soil because they need sunlight to germinate. Would they be better off in plain potting soil or in pure peat moss or maybe sand? I'm guessing room temp would be fine for them? Is damping off a big problem for them? What method has worked for you?
PS. I know it would be crazy to try and grow these trees in Texas, it's for my kid cousin. I'm sprouting baobab seeds for him, too, haha.
Thanks for your help,