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100% newbie but very determined.

Posted by diceallion Quebec (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 12, 11 at 21:55

Hello everyone...

My name is dice, and I am a quebecor. I assume my true zone is 2 and I am ready to be known as the crazy Canadian grower. Lol, my wife thinks I am nuts, my friends think I have too much time and my only supporters are my two children aged 7 and 4.

So maybe I may not be the first... But I will definitely be the only one around here that is going to attempt and grow a sabal palmetto here in my climate.

I have done a lot of reading on winter protection... Regardless I am FAR from there so it is the least of my concern. I assume that the first year minimum it will be grown in my home???

Right now I have 10 seeds that arrived today, and going around the net to figure out how to sow them to begin germination. There are many theories and don't know what to do.

So can someone here tell me what to do with my 10 seeds, please.

Thank you
Dice the crazy Canadian.

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RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

Hey Dice,

I wouldn't know where to begin, but a quick response might be to take your best 5 informants you find on-line, and narrow down to 3 and split your ten seeds into 3 possibilities. Then you can have extra fun putting on your experiment hat.

RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

All I want to know is what's the best way to germinate them... I guess after that's done I'll take it from there.

RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

This discussion should help you. It doesn�t look that difficult.

Good Luck!


Here is a link that might be useful: how to germinate Sabal Palmetto seeds

RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

Alright so I have begun the process.. Peat palettes all the way. Thank you.

RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

You don't say what your seeds are, but your biggest problem starting them in Quebec in January will be lack of light. I would have started them later. But given that you have already sown them, as soon as they begin to emerge put them under a bright light. Special grow-lights are available. Also if you have a ventilator fan - use it. One of the commonest cause of failure in growing seeds early is damping-off, bacterial/fungal rot caused by damp, dark, cold conditions.

RE: 100% newbie but very determined.

They are sabal palmetto (cabbage palm). Yeah I started the process already... I was eager.. Lol. Right now there in a dark heated cuboard.

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