The Forest Nursery; Collection of Tree Seeds and Propagation Ofseedlings

The Forest Nursery; Collection of Tree Seeds and Propagation Ofseedlings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...seed covering of the Maples, Elms, Birches, Ashes, Pines, and Spruces are quickly acted upon by soil moisture, and, if perfectly fresh, the seed may be expected to germinate more promptly than seed Avith heavier coverings. Most of the locust tree seeds and their allies have thin seed coats, but the substance of the seed is thick, dense, and horny, naturally requiring months, or even several years, of contact with the soil of average humidity before they are sufficiently permeated with moisture to grow. Similar also in the length of time required to germinate are the thick-shelled seeds of the Junipers, Hollies, and Hawthorns. The germination of such seeds as Persimmon, Juniper, Holly, Hawthorn, etc., will be greatly hastened by placing them in vessels of warm water--at least a bucketful to one or two quarts of seed--and letting them soak for fiv e or six days. The germination of Juniper seed may also be still more hastened by placing the water-soaked seed in lye for two days; lye made from wood ashes should be used. Soaked seed should be planted at once. The seeds of Acacias, Locusts, Kentucky Coffeetree, Redbuds, and Yellow-wood should be treated as follows before planting: Place the seed in a vessel of water heated to the boiling point and stir briskly at intervals during five to ten minutes; then leave the seeds to soak for three to four days. At the end of this time take out the seeds which are floating on the surface of the water and plant them at once in moist earth, being careful not to allow them to dry out. They will be in excellent condition and should germinate promptly. Continue scalding the sunken seeds till all have risen, promptly sowing, as before, the supply secured from each treatment. The different degrees of dryness common to...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623983
  • 9781236623980