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Default First attempt to grow Musa Velutina

I have no experience in growing musa plants from seed. Below the steps that I'm doing. Feedback, comments are more than welcome.

I ordered 20 seeds through ebay. They were well packed and with instructions to germinate them.

First i used sandpaper to scratch them

After that I let them soak for 10 minutes in water with hydrogen peroxide 3%. What I noticed was that a lot of them didn't sink to the buttom of the cup. Most of the time that is a bad sign. Picked them out of the water on placed them on a paper towel.

I boiled some water and let it cool of to 35 degrees celcius. I prepared two cups. One with just water, the second one water with seedbooster pro. I have never tried it and i thought this is the right moment for it. Curious if the product has any effect on germanation.

Now I let them soak for at least 24 hours in these cups. I have placed them on my heat map in my grow tent which has a separate dark space.

Next is potting them .

I could use some advice. What soil should I use, plant the seeds in one greenhouse or in separate pots with a plastic bag?

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