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How To Grow Canary Date Palms From Seeds

canary date palm seeds I have a fascination for starting plants with seeds. It is a very rewarding hobby. To see something brown and small turn into beautiful green plants is just an awesome experience.
How long does it take for palm seeds to germinate? The answer is that palm seeds are erratic in germination, different species and sometimes even seeds from the same species vary in germination time.

When you first get the seeds, they are covered with fruit flesh. The fruit flesh has to be removed and the seeds must be cleaned. It is best if you can collect the seeds when the palm fruit is completely ripe or as soon as it fell from the tree. Once the seeds are cleaned they can look very pretty, almost pretty enough to use as beads for jewelry making. If you polished these seeds, they are no different than very stylish natural ornaments. Especially when they come in different shades such as the ones shown in the photo above.

canary date palm baby growth What you will need: a glass jar, liquid bleach (household), water, pot, and soil / medium mixed.

The steps:
1) Add 1 tablespoons of bleach to four ounces of water.
2) The seeds should be soaked in the bleached & water for 24 hours. This process will soften and cleanse the seeds and will eliminated germs from manifesting.
3) After 24 hours, take the seeds out and place them side ways in the pot of soil. Or you can place the seed in your garden as I have done. Make sure the seed is watered at least once a day and its location has afternoon shade. The soil is what will help the seeds grow.
4) After a few weeks, you should see a little leaf growing, and that is your reward for patiently waiting.

This method has worked for me over and over again, so enjoy and have fun with starting a tropical feel with palms.

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  1. That is so cool! Thanks for the instructions...Christine

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    1. Yes. Once you see the instructions and how easy it is, it's fascinating.

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  2. I love this new How to grow thing you have going here.

    You are so good at it too!

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    1. Just a curious mind and a little mother nature instinct in me. smiles.

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  3. I am a new follower from the Friendly Friday blog hop, and love growing things from seeds as well...nothing quite like seeing that little leaf popping up out of the soil!

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    1. I know right? The moment you see life popping out of the seed it is almost like seeing your baby's face for the first time.

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  4. If only, Amanda! It wouldn't survive here in the cold, damp summers (let alone winters).

    I would love to live in California, even for just a short time. I love the flora there.

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  5. That's so interesting! I didn't know about the bleach tip.

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  6. I would like to make a necklace from beads. Thanks for the link.

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  7. It is great to meet someone with a green thumb, my kids really like growing things so your expertise is much appreciated!

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  8. Your instructions are very easy to follow Amanda. I would have to grow it inside as our winters are cold but it might be fun to try.

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  9. It's been such a long time since I've attempted to grow anything from seed. When I was in Japan, I really loved their perilla ( wich they call shiso ). I brought back seeds wit me and, three years later, I never planted them! I doubt they'd germinate now.

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  10. You are so good with growing fruit trees from seeds. I can sit in your yard and feast my eyes.

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  11. i too, i pick up seeds of wildflowers and bring it home, and when they grow and bring flowers it brings me unexplainable joy. I am not so good however with fruit seeds :(

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