Plant Experimentation: Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica Granatum Nana), Day 30.

I have four dwarf pomegranate babies that have been moved to their own individual pots with MG seed starter mix.

The first (PGN1) and second (PGN2) came from the ziploc of moist vermiculite that was left at room temperature. This set of seeds was NOT soaked for 48 hours prior to being put into the moist vermiculite.

6/21/2011 Punica Granatum Nana (PGN1)

6/21/2011 Punica Granatam Nana 2 (PGN2)

The third (PGN3) and fourth (PGN4) came from the ziploc of seeds in moist vermiculite at room temperature after being soaked for 48 hours.

6/21/2011 Punica Granatum Nana 3 (PGN3)

6/21/2011 Punica Granatum Nana 4 (PGN4)

All four pots are sitting in ziploc bags to retain moisture and humidity. They all have their first set of 2 leaves. I am not sure if this is what one would call “true” leaves or not. We will see if the next set of leaves looks different once they start to grow. The pots will stay in the ziploc bags until they have at least one more set of leaves. After that, I will start reducing humidity and eventually start moving them outside.

The remaining seeds are still in the moist vermiculite in ziplocs. There is at least one or two more that have germinated but do not have leaves yet. There are some that do not appear to have germinated at all yet. I’ll keep them moist and wait a while.

I did pull out the two bags of seeds in moist vermiculite from the refrigerator. One set had been soaked for 48 hours prior to going into the refrigerator, and the other was not. We will how quickly they germinate now at room temperature, after about 4 weeks in the refrigerator.


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