I am having problems germinating some Cedrus libani ÂstenacomaÂ seed. This seed seems amazingly difficult to germinate. Can anyone give me a detailed, step by step procedure for doing this? I looked on past messages, but there are still questions in my mind. Here are the steps I am taking. Please correct me if I am wrong!
1. Soak seed 24 hours in room temperature to slightly warm water.
2. Cold stratify 30 days with no medium in a plastic bag
3. Germinate in slightly moist bonsai potting soil, wait for radicles to emerge
4. Plant seeds with emerged radicles in pot with bonsai potting soil by inserting radicle into small hole.
I have had a few seeds germinate, but the radicles did not grow at all after I planted them. I have only had about 4 seeds sprout from 1 oz. of seeds. Can anyone tell me of a method that actually WORKS for cedar? Thanks in advance.