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Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hiya Re: Hello from Bolton, UK

Originally Posted by kernowmike View Post
greetings from cornwall. i have been trying unsuccessfully to germinate sikkimensis, velutina and balbisiana seeds but cannot obtain a high enough temperature or find a propagator which will get hot enough. since we all had combi boilers fitted, most houses no longer have a hot water tank in the airing cupboard which was the suggestion before.

no chance overwintering in Bolton, much colder than down here. my tandarra red and ensetes come in for the winter and havent started to show growth yet.
Thank you for the information. I did think that it would be very unlikely to be able to over winter them here, but I am going to still try anyway. And my house still has an airing cupboard with the water tank in, which is where my seeds are right now.

I have managed to get one of my Musa sikkimensis to germinate and it is just starting to show through the soil now.

Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
What kind of temperature are you trying to reach? About 30 degrees should be sufficient or lower, most heated propagators should be able to reach that. In the summer, if you have either a south facing window or a conservatory that should give you the correct high temperatures and the lower temperatures at night.

If you read through the seed germination thread there is a wealth of information in there.

Welcome by the way
Thank you, I have already manage to get one of my Musa sikkimensis seeds to germinate. And I will be growing them in my south facing window.
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