Germinating Sabal Palms
I live next to a nature preserve in South Florida that is infested with exotics (brazilian papper, melaleuca, grapevine) and want to plant native sabal palms. Last fall, I gathered seeds from sabal palms in the wild nearby and planted them in holes about 2" deep directly in the ground. I haven't noticed any that have sprouted. The seeds are now ripening and I want to try again. Is there anything I should do to increase germination? Soaking? The seeds are plentiful here and I can throw them by the handfuls on the ground, but I notice that few germinate that way.