Monday, February 17, 2014

Some Germination

A day of rain yesterday, followed by sunshine today, has lead to some germination action. Here are a couple of swamp gum (Eucalyptus ovata) tubes with visible seedlings:
They were sown 12 days ago, on the 5th of February.

There are also a few seedlings in the boxes which have a mixture of swamp and manna gums (E. ovata and E. viminalis), which were also sown 12 days ago:
Given the shape of the cotyledons, and the fact that there are no seedlings yet in the box of manna gums, these are probably also swamp gums.

However, these ones are the real surprise of the day:
Lots of river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), which were only planted five days ago on the 12th of February! I was surprised as the packet said they would take 3 to 5 weeks to germinate.

So I have at least three species germinating now, with another 5 yet to appear.

1 comment:

  1. Love it - overachieving river red gums! A credit to your gardening abilities.