Putting the date seeds in plastic bag with moist paper towels today. In 2 weeks they should start sprouting roots. Or so Wikipedia says..... This is purely an experiment. I can't put it in the ground here, and if it lasts only 2-3 years that's good for me.
Post by SpringRain on May 14, 2019 11:56:23 GMT -5
Never tried it. If I remember correctly, we did grow some avocadoes from pits.
This topic brings back the experiments Mom taught us with starting plants from seeds and pits from kitchen food. I think we also grew some orange and apple trees, plus sweet potato plants. Now I buy sweet potatoes and let them sprout and plant them as ornamentals. In fact, I haven't checked them in a while. I don't see masses of green leaves growing underneath the table, so perhaps they haven't sprouted yet, or are still small.
If I remember correctly, one year I also grew peanuts the same way.
It took what seems like forever, but 4 palms sprouted. I put them in individual pots. It was 1 week soaking in water, 2 weeks in the paper towels/baggie to germinate, another 2-3 weeks in soil to sprout. I planted them individually, they had a very sturdy root all the way to the bottom of the starter pot. We'll see how they do as houseplants.