germinating coconut. (confirming what I know)
so the coconut below I got for 80p at Sainsburys. it's an Indian coconut. I did the check of most water and no obvious cracks. the eyes also look healthy!
what can I use as a fungicide?
I have read that a thimble of bleach to 10ltrs of water.
I know it's very dry as colour isn't very deep. so I will be soaking it for 1-2weeka in warm water (25-30Ã¯Â¿Â½c)
then i will be putting it into pot (to steady it) with sand to sit on. and wait till it sprouts. and then wait for it to grow a longer root. when root gets longer I'll wrap it in damp spagnom moss. then I'll be planting it in seeding soil and sand (I know it doesn't need feet for first year it uses the nut) as its very fine and low in nutrients.
I am aware this can take from a month to 8months to germinate.
is there anything else you can advise on?
forgot to say I have germinated several before with 8 out of ten sprouting with in 3 months but soon as its root come through it is thwn attacked by a fungus.
(water is boiled tap water)
it is middle spring in Wiltshire UK