Homemade Seed Germination setup

Hazey_MattDecember 6, 2012

This is my little set up for germinating seeds.
hopefully in a few months i have some seedlings.
ive got this setup on a timer just to try keep the temperature up at night because its getting to summer here in melbourne.
I had all this stuff lying around the house so the only thing that cost me money was the christmas lights which were $4.
It gets a good temperature going when its on with the lid so lets hope it works

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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

looks warm. what you got in there? Washingtonia, Butia and Phoenix?

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 12:18AM
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Archontophoenix maxima, Canary Island Date, Butia Capitata and im taking a shot with the Jubaea chilensis.
Hopefully i can get a couple of each. Fingers crossed

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 1:31AM
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earthworm73(WA z8)

Dude be careful I don't think jubes require high heat to germinate.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 8:14PM
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If it works let me know mine still are just sitting..im about done with trying to germ palm seeds I'll just buy a seedling and act like I started it.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 9:10PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

I've had fairly good luck just using a clay pot with coir .I find the seedlings are stronger when they finally do germinate. had the best luck with seeds that I collected rather than purchased.. Most frustrating was sealing wax and joey Not only take a long time but very susceptible to fungus . Good luck, palm seeds are fun to work with BUT very frustrating lol gary

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 4:16AM
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I use moist perlite in plastic food containers and just stack them on the hot water heater. Usually get sprouts in two weeks, depending on the seeds.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 9:38PM
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fr8train(4 Wyoming)

That's a really cool idea.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 2:23AM
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