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  1. K

    First time planting seeds, some pics and questions inside

    So I ordered some seeds online and a mini green house to put in front of my window. Very curious to see if they will germinate, especially since only 8/60 seeds that I planted sunk to the bottom in their 24 hour soaking period. Maybe they didnt sunk because they were poor quality? Not sure how...
  2. milehigh_7

    Article Dr. Norman Deno: 2nd Supplement to Seed Germination Theory and Practice 2018-01-02

    The Second Edition of Seed Germination Theory and Practice and the First and Second Supplements provide data on the germination of about five thousand species. These data provide a basis for either exactly knowing the germination pattern or for making a reasonable prediction of the germination...
  3. milehigh_7

    Article Dr. Norman Deno: 1st Supplement to Seed Germination Theory and Practice 2018-01-01

    I INTRODUCTION This is the First Supplement to the Second Edition of Seed Germination Theory and Practice. Contained herein are data on 40 new families, 518 new genera, 1117 new species, and updates of earlier work on 282 species. In general, the principles and germination patterns presented in...
  4. milehigh_7

    Article Seed Germination Theory and Practice -- Dr. Norman Deno 2nd Edition

    Dr. Norman Deno's book lists over 2500+ species and gives pretreatments if any to assist in the removal of delay mechanisms. EVERY SPECIES OF PLANT HAS ONE OR MORE MECHANISMS FOR DELAYING GERMINATION. UNTIL THE SEED IS DISPERSED (Chapters 5-12). This principle pervades every aspect of seed...
  5. R

    Anything I can do with this?

    Hello all, My daughter was playing and accidentally launched this seed across the backyard, I looked at it and its already germinated. We had strong winter weather for about a month in November but for some reason its been in the high 60s and 70s this month, I think maybe this seed got tricked...
  6. S

    Damping off Prevention

    I know when growing from seed to use a well draining soil mix and to grow in a bright area to prevent damping off of seeds. What fungicides should I use as preventatives? Should they be soil or spray fungicides? Should I apply fungicides after or before seeds begin to sprout? Should I use powder...
  7. S

    Temperatures for growing black pine seeds

    I want to try the Japanese black pine from seed contest. I am going to stratify them in February or March, and plant in April. In Denver in April average low temperatures are around 35 degrees. Should I grow them indoors until May or June when temperature lows are in the 50s and then move...
  8. sparklemotion

    Bonsai Today Masters' Series Pine Book vs. Volume 20

    I've given up on trying to find a (legal) copy of Bonsai Today Vol. 20. I will save you my internal rant regarding artificial scarcity caused by physical media. In my search, I ran across this book from Stone Lantern. Description: Can anyone confirm that the content of the elusive Bonsai...
  9. Christa

    coast redwood seed

    Do you need to stratify or soak these seeds before planting them? It's spring where I am now.
  10. Elisa

    Starting from scratch

    Hi all, I've been wanting to start growing bonsai forever, and I think I'll finally be ready to do so this fall. I've done a fair bit of reading, and I'm receiving a lot of contrasting opinions - so thought I would try and collect some ideas. I'm based in the UK, so would preferably start on...
  11. Quince

    Seed project

    It's been a while since I started anything from seed, and I'm on a bit of a pine kick so I started collecting for next year. So far I have ripe cones from what I believe to be: Bosnian pine, Mugo, a glaucus Scot's pine, and a green Scot's pine. I'm trying to stick with species that are easily...
  12. B

    What are the easiest species to grow from seed?

    So I'm still quite new to bonsai, only started last year mostly (killed some stuff before then). So I have a pretty small collection of trees that are very far from becoming bonsai. Anyway, I was wondering what species I can grow from seed in the meantime. So what species are the easiest? My...
  13. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum A

    April 2012 Collected as a seedling in Portland, OR. May 2013 Basic wire training. April 2014 It continues to be my most productive seedling. I upgraded it from a 1 to 2 gallon pot; to the left is a white birch volunteer. June 2014 One of the growth tips would get a fungal infection...
  14. JoeR

    Cold Stratification of Seeds.... Fridge or Outside?

    As many of my threads have indicated, I am starting tons of Seeds this winter. Hopefully as you know, all seeds can benefit from cold stratification. Not necessary for some but germination rates do increase. So I have been reading M. Dirr's propagation manual (absolute MUST have for your book...