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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 01-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #61 (permalink)
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i would think the Co2 from soda would work fine its still Co2 interesting i would never have thought that up thanks Scot i wander if i set cans of coke by my orchids if they would grow faster LOL J/K you have got me wondering if with all the plants in my house if theirs a good mix of gases going but i do have three dogs and they respirate a a pretty high volume i think I'm deteriorating in to winter madness now LOL ya know with Bananas its always something A.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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I'm beginning to think we should water our plants with club soda!
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Well look at this! lol
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But you would have to choose one without sodium.
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I wondered about that. Thanks for finding something to back up my thinking. The sugar probably helps too, so I would avoid any diet varieties.

I might try this on established plants when rooting and hardening off. Only one reservation, I wonder if the carbonic acid would cause any problems with soil pH balance? Apparently, whatever it does, the plants seem to like it. It would have been better to see long term results rather than only 10 day results.
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Update: Day 10
Other than some mold on the outside of 2 seeds, not much change. Some of the seeds do appear to be larger, indicating imbibition of water perhaps. I am monitoring for the ejection of the micropylar plug and/or emergence of plant material.
From conversations with another member, some seeds seem to exude a viscous, non-water soluble sap-like substance just prior to emergence of sprouts. I am trying to identify this exudate. Anyone have any ideas? I am guessing that it may be phenolics or an unidentified gelatinous substance from the vacuoles near the chalazal body.
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Still nothing significant to report. The seeds are still in the original medium. I hope something germinates soon.
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Darn seeds are hard to figure out. I soaked some hibiscus seed for a day and and put them in a zip lock with moist perlite on 2/1/9. Today 2/3/9 one had germinated and had a root about an inch long. I have musa and ensette seeds just sitting there for a couple months antagonizing me! lol

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Now where is inkcube when we need his input?
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