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.
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.
The first stone pine seedling has unfolded its branches almost completely this morning. Looks so weird. I showed some friends on Facebook the pictures I had added to the post about the stone pines germinating and one of my friends wrote that it looks alien. It certainly does. Yesterday evening, when it started unfolding, it looked quite creepy, like a green spider very slowly unfolding its legs. Yikes.
Note that it has 11 branches. What an odd number. I wonder if they always have 11. I will see with the next one in a couple of days.
Some days ago, I saw the soil in one of the three stone pine pots bulge. Excitement! Since then, some green has shown and the next stone pine has also made the soil bulge.
They’re gonna look so funny once they’re completely sprouted. It took the first stone pine 17 days to germinate and I have added it to the list.