I had ordered a variety of seeds from a couple different places, things that looked interesting. Seeds in general are pretty cheap, so it lends to a variety of experiments. The good thing is you can get a pretty good number of seeds for a low price. The down side is that if all those seeds germinate, you may end up running out of real estate. Though I figure I can always give them away fro free. =)
First experiment is a dwarf pomegranate – punica granatum nana.
The seeds are smaller than I expected, and kind of a whitish, creamish color.
The packet came with 25 (actually 27) seeds, so I figured I could try a variety of germination techniques, as I have read online that people have had success with different methods. The first method I decided to try is putting 5 seeds in moist vermiculite in a ziploc bag, which will be kept on the table at room temperature.
The second technique I am trying is putting 5 seeds in moist vermiculite in a ziploc bag, which will be kept in the vegetable drawer of my refrigerator, which is kept at 36 degrees F. They will be kept in the fridge for 4-6 weeks.
For the third and fourth techniques, I will repeat the first and second techniques, except prior to, they are being soaked for 24 hours in warm water.
After they finish soaking, 5 seeds will go into a ziploc bag of moist vermiculite to remain at room temperature.
The other 5 seeds will go into a ziploc bag of moist vermiculite to be kept in the refrigerator at 36 degrees F.
This leaves me with 7 seeds, which I will most likely sow into a seed flat, along with a number of other seeds. Hopefully I will have success with at least one of these methods.