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Forum: Seed Trading October 4th, 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By TheMadScientist
Sorry, but this original posting was more than 4...

Sorry, but this original posting was more than 4 1/2 years ago. I no longer have any of those seeds.
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 7th, 2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,106
Posted By TheMadScientist
So glad the cyber graffiti has been...

So glad the cyber graffiti has been removed.......

It's been almost 4 years since I last UPDATED this species. I will be posting 1 picture that has been planted in full sun causing the growth to...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 7th, 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By TheMadScientist
So glad the cyber graffiti has been...

So glad the cyber graffiti has been removed.........

3 years and I'm overdue for an UPDATE. These had all been transferred to 5 gallon containers in 2013, still keeping them on top of the barrels...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 7th, 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,401
Posted By TheMadScientist
So glad the cyber graffiti has been removed.........

So glad the cyber graffiti has been removed......

3 years and I'm overdue for an UPDATE. I planted these in direct sun light and hope for success. We have had water restrictions of 2 days per...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 7th, 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,062
Posted By TheMadScientist
So glad the cyber graffiti got removed.... 3...

So glad the cyber graffiti got removed....

3 years and I'm overdue for an UPDATE. These are on the north side against the house and I've only kept them watered along with about 3 times per year...
Forum: Palm Tree Identification September 13th, 2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By TheMadScientist
Let's see the picture. Scott

Let's see the picture. Scott
Forum: Growing Tips and Requests September 13th, 2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By TheMadScientist
It appears that it is a 35 deg. F for a low which...

It appears that it is a 35 deg. F for a low which you wouldn't get inside your home. Most palms don't like a direct shot of air conditioning. You might find that lack of humidity inside the home...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 13th, 2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By TheMadScientist
I've had a lot of success that I've tried to...

I've had a lot of success that I've tried to document for everyone....and then I've been humbled with 3 species not getting even 1 to germinate because it's all about NATURE.

Where do you live? ...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests September 7th, 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,062
Posted By TheMadScientist
From about March to October, I usually use a slow...

From about March to October, I usually use a slow release palm fertilizer about 6-8 weeks. The shade I know helps put more growth into the palm than if it was out in the direct sun. There are...
Forum: Palm Trees September 6th, 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By TheMadScientist
Fairly certain that this is in the Butia...

Fairly certain that this is in the Butia family...believe it is Butia Odorata. The common name for this is Pindo palm, Jelly palm. Last year, I ate the fruit off about 500-600...this is one of the...
Forum: Plant Trading August 28th, 2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By TheMadScientist
Message sent to you.

Message sent to you.
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests July 11th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,401
Posted By TheMadScientist
I never updated this species because shortly...

I never updated this species because shortly after the picture of so many along the side of the house, the radiated heat from the stucco walls and cement walkway approached 139 deg. F for a short...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests July 7th, 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By TheMadScientist
3 month update...It's 7-7-2013 and here are a...

3 month update...It's 7-7-2013 and here are a couple of pictures showing exceptional growth. Yes, I have lost about 3 more that I believe were transplanted just a little too early. The water issue...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 29th, 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By TheMadScientist
Here is what these look like today 5_29_2013: ...

Here is what these look like today 5_29_2013:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k163/ROCKTHECAT/FARM/pindo25_29_2013_zps55549fb1.jpg
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Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 29th, 2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By TheMadScientist
Quite a number of these seeds became mushy and...

Quite a number of these seeds became mushy and were thrown out....not sure why. I put these back into the container and incubator. By January 2013, I transplanted the largest ones. These were not...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 29th, 2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By TheMadScientist
Pindo Palm - success & failures

The scientific name Butia Odorata, for me started in December 2011. A neighbor was very happy to allow me to take all of them off his palm prior to dropping all over his lawn. I collected between...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 29th, 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By TheMadScientist
I am trying to keep this species soil moist and...

I am trying to keep this species soil moist and not letting these dry out as often happens here at my location. We have also had much more wind occurring lately which also dries out the soil....so...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 29th, 2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By TheMadScientist
First, an explanation on posting #2: The moist...

First, an explanation on posting #2: The moist soil mix should not be runny....then you see runny water in picture #3..I squirted off the inside of the cup from excessive soil splatter. Now a...
Forum: Outdoor Landscaping May 12th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By TheMadScientist
Formal name is Adonidia merrillii The seeds...

Formal name is Adonidia merrillii

The seeds appear is small Christmas bulbs just below the crown. I believe some are green and when ripe become red in color.
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests May 7th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By TheMadScientist
As the sprouts produce at least 1" of green, I am...

As the sprouts produce at least 1" of green, I am moving each one into their individual 2 liter plastic container by using a screw driver to dig into the mix and lift the sprout up. Here is what...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests April 24th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By TheMadScientist
Pseudophoenix sargentii var. navassana - success & failures

These seeds were received 2-7-2013 from a private party in Florida to me in So. Cal. with the fruit still on them which allows me to verify the freshness. I put these into a bucket with a little...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests April 9th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By TheMadScientist
At this point, I am transplanting each sprout...

At this point, I am transplanting each sprout with a green top into individual 20 oz. styrofoam cups with 4 drain holes in the bottom. I am dry mixing my top soil, potting soil and sand in 10 gallon...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests April 9th, 2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By TheMadScientist
Spindle Palm - success & failures

Received 100 Spindle Palm seeds (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii) from a private party in Florida on March 5, 2013 here in So. Cal. I agreed to receive these seeds with the fruit still on them as it...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests February 3rd, 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,062
Posted By TheMadScientist
I do not have a shadehouse, so the next best...

I do not have a shadehouse, so the next best thing is to put them up on plastic 55 gallon barrels under the canopy of a California Pepper Tree. You can see that these seedlings are putting all of...
Forum: Germinating Tips and Requests February 3rd, 2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,062
Posted By TheMadScientist
Here is what the weather was like in California...

Here is what the weather was like in California during a particular week. 112 degrees F in the sun for a week and the cement patio and flagstone paths were 139 degrees F. Needless to say, I...
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