I've been messing around a bit this year trying to grow a few different trees and shrubs from seed.
|Healthy little seedlings|
My Eucalyptus Lemon bush seeds germinated quite easily, just sowed in April and then waited. The smell off them is amazing and really strong even on these little plants, apparently they can be used in cooking and for making teas as well as a good natural fly deterrent. When they get a little bigger it'll be fun to try them out.
|Seperated up into their own pots|
Another one this year is the tomato tree. Dawn sent me some seeds earlier in the year to try so I'm looking forward to seeing how this one does. Apparently it can live for three years if you over winter it. I also have some Prickly Pears coming up from her seeds as well so I'll look forward to seeing how they do!
My last little experiment is with some western red cedar seeds that are currently stratifying in the fridge for a few weeks. These seeds smell so good and I'm hoping I can get them to germinate. My plan being to then grow them on in some plug tray and sell them when they get big enough, but we'll see if I can get any to grow first!
Anyone else growing any tree from seed? any you recommend I try to grow or you think would sell well?