since writing my last post i,ve branched out on palm growing and got really stuck into it.
i,m having success with the filiferas at the mo and about 12 other varieties.
madjool date here in england is known as the king of dates.i like you cant stop eating the things and also like you i have quite a few hundred in my greenhouse as it,s summer here in england now.
i,d be very interested gary to hear of any advice you have for me regarding fertilization and palms in containers.
i,m using palm focus fertlizer at a rate of 5ml per 1 litre of water.
canariensis,fortunei,robusta,wagnerianus,palmetto,filifera are all being fed with this mixture.
please keep me up to date with your plantation all the best to you and your family.
: hi everyone.
: i have found a new germination process
: that seems to work and i have trawled
: the net and seen no mention of it
: i live in England so i dont have the
: luxuary of a humid hot climate so i,m
: forced to grow my palms in a more
: controlled enviroment.
: i,ve managed to germinate 2 varietys of
: "trachys" and a date palm.
: the method i,ve been using is to put
: them in self watering propogators on
: top of my water tank,make sure the drip
: tray has boiled water gone cold in
: it-put the lid on and leave it alone.
: i have had a 95% success rate doing
: this and cant recommend it enough.
: out of 40 cells i have had 35
: well pleased with myself.
: but this is where i need help.
: i have put the germinated seeds into a
: 5 litre pot so i dont have to
: transplant for a few years as i want a
: un-shocked/stressed palm.
: i have a trachy wagnerianus germinating
: in 2/3 weeks and a date palm which is
: unidentified at the moment as i took
: the seeds directly from a palm tree in
: marbella whilst on holiday
: there(naughty i know-sorry).
: my question is how long can i expect to
: wait before i see some above ground
: the germinated seeds have a single root
: about 1 inch long and have been placed
: in multi purpose compost in a warm
: dry/dark place at a min temp of 15c to
: max 27c.
: with a humidity of around 70%max and
: 22% min.
: all help and advice most welcome.
: please remember here in England we are
: at minus 10 degrees c so there is no
: scope until our summer to place these
: thankyou for your time and
: consideration in helping me.