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Old March 30, 2008   #1
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Default Bay Laurel Tree from seed

Has anyone grown this from seed before. I received a bunch of seed from a French grower and have heard it is hard to germinate. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old March 30, 2008   #2
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Hi Terry,
From what I know, they take a long time to germinate. If you don't have any luck(though I hope you do!) you can have a sucker from mine.
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As slow as it grows your grand children will get to use it in their old age.

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Old April 1, 2008   #4
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1 Time i got seeds from bays to germinate for me here is how i get almost every hard shell seed to germinate:
soak seeds overnight
get a coffie filter wet and put the seeds in it and then fold it in half both ways so you have 3 thicknesses on 1 side and 1 on the other,then i place it into a plastic baggie,blow a little air in,not a balloons worth just enough to lift the plastic a little,then place on a heat mat,seeds will germinate in 3 to 10 days,check daily and keep damp/wet,not soaking wet and turn,the seeds that require light put a lamp over them,using this i have gone from hardley any germination to almost 100%,I can now grow friuts,plants of HARD seeds with hardley any problems
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Thanks Garden, that was so helpful.
Do you zip the plastic baggie shut? I know that sounds like a silly question, I just want to make sure that I do it right.
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YEs, zip it shut and make sure if it's on a heat mat that you check it daily for water and turn the seed,i do morning and night.If you go to that site and look for the starting seeds ,cilck on to it and she has full color picture by picture how to do this.
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Whoo hooo! I am so happy someone knew how to do this. I hated the idea of wasting that seed.
Thanks again!
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