OK good, it’s not just me, I got lucky with these. Well at least you have 4 and from a different gene pool. I will try with the rest in the spring. I have tomato and pepper seeds to germinate right now.
For a seedling and for a tree it seems slow. I think the key to germination is the proper soil moisture and temp for the seed. No seeds are the same. So each species has it’s quirks.I use my T5 lights and it keeps the soil from becoming too wet, light watering to try and maintain a moist condition at all times. Dry or wet for as short as time as possible. The soil was recycled custom potting soil, nothing special, no bottom heat, but that might be worth trying? Experience really helps. I germinated fig seeds last year, but I lost them all to a very hard frost when out of town.I’m not going to lose these, I’m pissed about it and now on a mission.
The seedling appear to be developing branches already, maybe I’m not seeing it right, but it looks to me that both have lateral branches forming. It’s about 6 weeks old. i should be writing this stuff down in my journal. I’ll start. The T5 lights rock, cost money, one ballast already blew in 5 years, I guess not bad? I’m going to switch to LED one of these days. I still have 4 new bulbs, so as long as the ballasts and bulbs last I’m using them.
The top you can’t see well. Mostly figs from rooted cuttings, a couple poms from cuttings.
Top right is a fan, another trick, keep those stems strong, works great for tomatoes too.
I keep the fan on 24/7. Bottom left is a little 2 bulb, 2 foot T5 germinating set up. My onions are in there now. Soon to go outside and I’ll start peppers then tomatoes.
I spilled soil, and my vacuum broke. I just bought a new one today. So pardon the mess!
Old carpet not worth crap anyway.