Next Ginkgo Germinating


ginkgo biloba seedling

Ginkgo Seedling

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.


First Pine Seedling


stone pine seedling

stone pine seedling

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.

Germinated Apples Seed (Close-up)


When I prepared a fruit salad for my sister today with apples (Granny Smiths), some of the seeds inside had already germinated. Is that common? I almost never buy fruit for myself, and I haven’t come across it before.

apple seed

Germinated Apple Seed

Apparently, they don’t have some chemical in their coating to prevent them from germinating like citrus fruits have. I will try to get the others to germinate, too, and grow seedlings. Just to add some information to my germination table. However, I will dump them after a while, because my goal was to grow Mediterranean seeds. I just can’t resist any seeds now. 😀

Tiny Bugs In My Pots


I have these tiny bugs (the “grown” versions are 1 mm max. in length) in my pots. Thanks to my macro objective for my smart phone, you get to see them really well.

They’re quite transparent when they’re young, and get more white when older. I’d prefer not to have them, though.