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fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

I have planted three different types of banana from seed. They were in a propagator, but now just in the polytunnel. Not one has germinated. Seeds from T&M. Yes I succumbed again. Anybody got any tips. The seeds have not rotted off, they still seem firm.


  • cathy43cathy43 Posts: 373

    Just athought but was the propagator heated, in St Lucia where they grow easily the average temp is about 25-27 I think, just an idea to get them to germinate, however it might also cook them image Very interesting idea image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    I thought the propagator seemed too hot. I took them out after six weeks.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,549
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    Im not keeping the electrickery on for six months. Solar heat will have to suffice. Its probably cheaper to buy plants.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,244

    Did you chit the seeds before sowing?

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Tried them once as an experiment and had the same lack of results.  I eventually cut the (still hard) seeds open and judging by the smell they had rotted inside.  Thinking about it now I'm not sure I actually want the hassle of looking after them over the winter anyway! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    I soaked the seeds for a couple of days before sowing, as per instructions.

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