RobynsBonsi wrote:Hi there, this may sound like a stupid question to you BUT,
Is there a right way to germinate a bonsai seed?
For me starting bonsai from seed or seedling is an adjuct to training bonsai. it adds ten to fifteen years to the front of start-up for trees. I often start dozens if not hundreds of seeds when I do them.
Tree seeds do not store well dried. I prefer tree seeds I know (by picking fruit-cones) are fresh in the late summer and promptly potting seeds in soil suitable fast draining. I will leave them out of doors with minimal protection for germination the following spring.
Trees being trees, means they live just about every moment of of 24-7-365 outdoors. Tender trees onlt come indoors when it is too cold for their heartyness.
If you do not have greenhouse space, starting from seed is probably not something I would try at my work station in the office...
Mike Dirr writes encylcopaedic books on the care of trees, you might want to check one out from your local library.