Pic of my seed grown palms after 5 months

franktank232(z5 WI)June 20, 2010

I started these back in winter... maybe late Jan? Something like that... They seem to be doing pretty good... I may need to get rid of a few at some point. That is a 5 gallon bucket to the right for scale.

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Thats a ton of growth! THey are already passing the strap leaf stage. Very nice washingtonias.

Good luck!
-Alex

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 12:56PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Plumeria...started from seed same time... Palms grow faster :)

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 1:56PM
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butiaman(8a Douglasville,GA.)

I see you use 5 gallon buckets.I did the same thing last year with Tomato plants.Pots the same size was 15 dollars and the buckets were only 3 or 4 dollars.It dident take me long to choose the buckets.I drilled holes in mine with a hole saw,I grew some great tomatos in those buckets.I like the palms and plumerias.Good idea to start them early.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 3:23PM
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jimhardy

Stunning growth,I have 2 year old Filibustas that aren't that big!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 4:22PM
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tropicpalms

i cant believe thoes are only 5 month old seedlings!!! what did you do to them I know washingtonias are super fast but geeze! amazing. what kind of lights did u use or were they in a greenhouse?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 5:51PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

All i can say is i started them on a heating mat...used crappy lights/south facing window at first, and then moved them into a little greenhouse i have in March. Would actually move them back and forth...take them out about 11AM and bring them back in at 4ish! Greenhouses are awesome on clear sunny spring days...outside temps of 30 and inside around 90F...did that until mid May or so and since then its been so warm they have sat outside on the driveway. This spring has been very warm as most of you guys know.

I do fertilize? water regularly. I have a lot of gardening experience...been container growing plants for almost 10 years. I like the performance i get out of containers. Especially with certain veggies. Just WATER! a lot during hot weather. I'm always scared i'm going to fry the roots.

I got the seed of Ebay. I really don't know if i'm going to keep all these or what. I have WAY too many plants!

Basjoo... just getting going. I store the corms in the basement.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 11:49PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I like those 5 gallon buckets. They really are a perfect size, plus they seem to last a good 5 years. These are the same buckets from 2007 and they still seem in great shape. I had one just fall right apart (plastic got weak?)..but the rest seem solid.

2007

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 12:01AM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Some of the same palms above from May 11th of this year...

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 9:52AM
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jimhardy

That's awesome!
Yea,in a greenhouse or with heat,Washy's really go nuts,as your pics show.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 12:05PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Yeah...they just laughed when it hit 100F+ in there in April. One thing is i never added heat, and i had nights dip to about 20F a few times (outside)...inside it wasn't much warmer...and all i used was an extra blanket. The bananas just got some discolored leaves. Even a little crappy greenhouse can hold a lot of plants and give a huge head start on things...

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 12:27PM
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brooklyngreg(7a NYC coastal plain)

good growth!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 2:30PM
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