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Stratification of pine seeds

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If you are looking to plant seeds this spring, now may be a good time to do so. Considering how hot this winter has been in northern California, in January may have been a good time to start, but either way it is not too late to start now -. Weather permitting

Many seeds benefit from scarification – treatments designed to pierce, damage or weaken the seed coating – and stratification -. Any means of providing favorable moisture conditions for artificial and fresh

germination

Pine seeds can be marked by applying hot water. Stratification can be achieved by the air conditioning of the seeds before planting (see preparation of pine seeds and pine seedlings for an overview; treeshrubseeds.com provides information and specific instructions for different varieties).

Lack of my previous posts on the subject are the photos. Here are some pictures of how to pack the seeds after soaking for 1-2 days.

Pine seeds

Japanese black pine seeds – ready for cooler

Moss is often sold as moss Sphagnum moss or white orchid. I wet and squeeze most of the water before putting it in the bag. After a few minutes in the refrigerator, the stock fogs.

Pine seeds

The condensation in the bag

This year I’m planting red pine, black pine seeds Shikoku and black pine Mikawa.

Pine seeds

red seeds and black pine

After a full week in the fridge, I planted in a pot with bonsai soil and cover with fine particles to keep moist during germination. For details, see planting pine seeds.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


Stratification of pine seeds

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