Sunday, 10 September 2017

Green Team Update

The Green Team are attempting to grow kowhai seedlings from seed. The directions for growing them varies from a range of sources - evidently kowhai seed can be a bit tricky to germinate. We have tried some of the following tactics to get our seeds to germinate: 1. Rubbing seeds with sandpaper 2. Nicking the seed pod with pins 3. Putting seeds in hot water and then soaking the seeds overnight 4. Keeping the seeds in various spots around the school and at home Germination seems to be taking about 4 - 6 weeks. At present we have about 50 seeds that have germinated and are beginning to grow. We need approximately 90.

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