Either I have accidentally turned the seed while re-potting them and this is the root coming up or it is the Ginkgo’s attempt to grow properly. I will see on Sunday, because I’m going away for the weekend.
Yesterday, I got one of the medlar fruits from their stratification container on my balcony, because it is too warm during daytime anyway to call it stratification. I put the seeds into water overnight and sowed them today.
I also gave the ginkgo seeds from the egg carton pots proper pots, because the egg carton had started to rot and I was a bit concerned about my health. And I put the date seed that had germinated in vermiculite into a proper pot with proper soil. (Sorry for labelling the medlar seeds as “quince”, I had forgotten the name in English.) I only cut the egg carton “compartments” apart and put them into the new pots with the soil and the seeds.
Then I prepared a little something for my co-worker from Sicily. He had shown interest in the lemon seedlings, so I’m giving him one and one of the two pine seedlings. They’re his favourite tree.
When I was juggling in the garden today in a t-shirt – that’s how warm it was – there was a lot of stooping involved, because I had to pick up the dropped balls. That’s when I discovered this green fellow. Later, I discovered more of the ones with the shell intact. I guess it is some kind of cherry, but I’m not sure.
As I have come to not being able to resist any plant seeds, I picked them up and put them in a pot.
There are three trees in the garden, one is an oak, but I don’t know about the others, because I only moved into the house in autumn.
This is one of the leaves of my little ginkgo tree. It is about the size of my index finger’s nail.
I checked the vermiculite today and it seems the date seed is germinating after 18 days:
That answers the question: Can you grow date trees from dried fruit? Yes, you can.
I somehow managed to disable my RPi camera yesterday, so it couldn’t take any more pictures.
It seems to work again, now, so I will continue taking those pictures after all, but there will be a day missing.