IT'S THE MOMENT I WAS WAITING FOR and DREAMING OF!
It has FINELY germinated! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
Small step for the seed - giant step for my experience. (lol)
The door has opened towards my FIRST Bonsai Baobab EVER!! I'm sure it's probably a loooooooong way to go to have a BONSAI of it, but I'm sure it will be worth waiting and seeing it grow!!
Oh I'm so so so sooooo HAPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY so I've decided to share my F.A.N.T.A.B.I.L.O.U.S. news with you guys!
I'll be keeping you updated with the pics!
Actually, that was a piece of cake germinating the seed... if you know the right way to do it, of course.. First time it was just a 'disaster', let's call it that way.
I had already successfully germinated many date seeds, in less than a WEEK!
So I thought to myself, date palms and baobab trees grow both in hot and sandy countries, so they should have a similar way of germination.
So last week I've put the baobab seeds for a couple of days in water, then put them in a plastic container with moist soil/sand. Yup moist, and not just damped. If the soil would be only slightly damped (like they tell you "how to germinate date seeds") I would, probably, be still waiting for them to give me a sign of life! Aaanywhooo, after hiding the seeds in the soil, I closed the container well, and put it in the sunny spot on my terrace.
And after a few days (didn't count the days - this will be for my next batch lol), I saw a huge fat root coming out of the seed. And I didnt' even vile nor crack the seeds, or anything like it!
Happy Gardening ,