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Banana Seed Germination Forum As one of the toughest seeds in the plant kingdom to figure out the keys to germination success with, this is a forum with banana seed germination tips. Please entitle posts like "Musa balbisiana," or "Musa cheesmani," etc. People would then post a reply under that heading, sharing their germination successes (and failures), what materials and methods they used, germination percentage, etc.


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Old 11-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Go BGreen, it's your birthday!!!! it's your birthday!!! However, it goes, that is whay my 6 year old says with a little dance when she sees my hyped about something... Anyway, that is way too cool!!! Sure hope everyone that is in on this little trial, sees this. I am just glad to see that someone is having success...
How long did it take til germination? Thanks so much for the update...
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Seed started soaking on the Oct 14, set up on Oct 16.
First check with germination results Nov 18
So 36 days from start of soaking.




Thank you Randy for the Seeds!
I will post more results as they present themselves.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:48 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Congratulations Ben, you proud papa.

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:09 PM   #83 (permalink)
 
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:30 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I recieved my seeds a couple days ago. They were soaked in warm water in a cup on top of the fridge. Half were planted after two days soak the other half will be planted after 4 days of soak. Rinsed in warm water before planting. They were planted in plug trays with 50% coco mix and 50% organic seed started mix(contains peat).They are sitting in a warm spot by day... cooler at night...so now we wait.

thank you Randy for the seeds... this is great fun to all be doing this
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:18 AM   #85 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations, BGreen! I look forward to having mine sprout.

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Old 11-27-2007, 06:55 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Thank you guys.

Nov 27 update:
10 of the 11 seeds have pushed through the soil surface.
2 more seeds have sprouted and 1 has lost it's plug (should see roots in a few days?!?!)
I'm going to have to get some more lights.






Oh, the new sprouts are from the same group.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:53 PM   #87 (permalink)
 
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You sure are showing the rest of us up, Ben... Maybe we should all just send you our seeds and have you germinate them for us. But then again, I guess the fun of all this is to say "I did it!!! " Way to go, my friend!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Well they really like that one spot!
They others haven't shown any sign of life yet.
I did move 3 other banana seeds into the tank, they are going on 6 months now with only 1 germinating.
If the other take off I will have to pay really close attention to what is exactly going on in that tank.
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Ben, under what conditions are your seeds? Inside, lighting, Heat etc.
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Ben,

Looking good!!!

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Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Started velutina seeds one week ago wrapped in a ziplock bag with a wet napkin. They are about five feet away from metal halide 1000watt lights and on a heating pad with a buffer between the pad and the bag. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:51 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Hey Andy good luck!

I see your in Lee Summit only about an hour east of me.
There is a great nursery out your way. Heartland, it is worth a visit in the spring.
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Truely awesome forum ...glad I found it.
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Heartland nursery is just down the highway from me. It is fun to go there when they have all their tomato and pepper plants out.
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Ok sorry for the delay randy, i put

10 in direrct potting soil next to the water heater
10 in direct potting soil and inside a Baggie inside the fridge
10 in a baggie with a coffe filter next to my computer under a lamp
72 in direct potting soil outside under a tree getting water every other day when the soil is looking dry

Will post the different results i get and thanks for the seeds randy im sure they will all germ
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Hi Randy,
I'm Puiu from Romania.I recived form Ron some velutina seeds, and he told me that in fact the seeds are from you!Ok I put them in water for 48 hours, and yesterday after 26 days I got the first 2 seedlings.The temperature in my room is constant about 24 Celsius degrees( 75,2F), and the soil was moist all this time, and I placed the pot in a sunny place.Thank you verry much , I'm verry happy now!!!!I have to tell you and all others, that in the same day of 13 November when I planted the seeds of M Velutina, I planted some M.Sikkimensis seeds , too and today after 27day I discovered the first baby Sikkimensis!!!!I'm a lucky guy!Dear Randy , thank you verry much for the seeds!
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Hi Randy,
I'm Puiu from Romania.I recived form Ron some velutina seeds, and he told me that in fact the seeds are from you!Ok I put them in water for 48 hours, and yesterday after 26 days I got the first 2 seedlings.The temperature in my room is constant about 24 Celsius degrees( 75,2F), and the soil was moist all this time, and I placed the pot in a sunny place.Thank you verry much , I'm verry happy now!!!!I have to tell you and all others, that in the same day of 13 November when I planted the seeds of M Velutina, I planted some M.Sikkimensis seeds , too and today after 27day I discovered the first baby Sikkimensis!!!!I'm a lucky guy!Dear Randy , thank you verry much for the seeds!
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Way to go!!!!, PUIU!!!!
It is so great to hear from you... I appreciate you posting your results and look forward to hearing from you as they grow and develop. A special thanks must also go out to Ron for his generousity... Best of luck to you and you are more than welcome!!!
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OKAY, everyone... Some of you have to have some germinated that haven't posted results yet. I decided to try my hand at it and soaked some seeds in warm water for 2 days, changing water about 4 times. Afterward, I potted the seeds up in a soilless mix and placed the pot in a baggie. The baggie has been sitting on a shelf in my laundry room with all my other seeds that I am trying to germinate. The shelf is in front of a south facing window and extra warmth from the laundry room. Well, I went up to check all my seeds this evening and found two had germinated!!! Now, honestly there has to be others out there that have gotten seeds that have some germinated and not reporting it??? Please, everyone that reads this, go take a look and let me know if anyone else has any surprises!!!! Here is a couple of pics I thougt I would share...
Here is a pic of the method I used...


Sorry this one is a bit blurry:


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I still haven't planted the ones you sent to me last year, but yours look good. When I plant them, I'll use your method unless someone comes up with something different.
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BTW look at my temp asap....isn't it weird??! 66* in Winter or is it Fall? I'd say its Summer.
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