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Mini Mango!
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- African Baobab - HELP?

Hi all,

Last week, I checked on my Baobab seeds which I have planted about 2 weeks ago, and I saw that they gone bad. I read somewhere that you can crack them before planting, so I did that and kept them for a while in water, then planted in soil+sand (I watered soil before planting), and kept it on my sunny window.
The sad thing is that the soil stayed wet somehow and didn't drain properly.. so when I checked today I saw that at the cracks of the seeds were lot of very tiny tiny white worms tilling their heads up and moving :? .. I think I've got a "wrong germination".. :lol:

Good I still have a lot of seeds left though. So I want to keep trying until I get them germinated, God willing.. of course.

Anyone knows how to germinate Baobab seeds? I really need help guys :( ..
I tried to look on the net but didn't find much info about it..

Thanks a lot in advance!
The Mini Mango
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not sure how much you're 'cracking' them, that could be too much; you don't want to crush the growing parts inside. the usual recommendation is to gouge or scratch the seed coat, trying to leave the inner bits as intact as possible...

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Yeah, I've tried to scratch/vile the outer layer but euh... it is a very hard shell. I just got tired and gave up after a while lol. I'll need to find an easier way to vile them I guess...
I wont give up! I want to see them growing.. I want I want I want! :bouncey:
"They know, they just know where to grow, how to dupe you, and how
to camouflage themselves among the perfectly respectable plants, they
just know
, and therefore, I've concluded weeds must have brains."
-- Dianne Benson

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