How to grow Hibiscus from seeds (Hibiscus) 大花扶桑種子孵法

How to grow Hibiscus from seeds (Hibiscus) 大花扶桑種子孵法

Huge Hibiscus flower! 超大的大花扶桑的花.

Huge Hibiscus flower! 超大的大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus moscheutos flower. 大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus moscheutos flower. 大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus seedlings after transplanting. (Hibiscus) 移到個別小盆的大花扶桑實生小苗.

Hibiscus seedlings after transplanting. (Hibiscus) 移到個別小盆的大花扶桑實生小苗.

Hibiscus seeds germination in day 6. 大花扶桑種子發芽了,第6天的進度.

Hibiscus seeds germination in day 6. 大花扶桑種子發芽了,第6天的進度.

1. Direct sow — takes longer time, could be over a month.
1.直播— 要很久就是了…孵出的時間超過1個月都有.
2.Use sandpaper or nail clipper file to sand the seed a bit then soak in warm water for one day.   Prepare the pot with potting soil.  Place the seeds on the top of the pot.  If the humidity is low, cover the pot with plastic wrap and a rubber band to keep the moisture.  Place the pot in warm, partial shade location.
2.破殼(用砂紙或指甲剪的挫刀磨種子幾下)後泡溫水一天,撈起點播於苗盆.  苗盆用培養土.  如果溼度低最好用保鮮膜蓋上並用橡皮筋固定.   苗盆放半日照溫暖處等發芽.
3.Open to check once a day for air circulation.  Seeds usually germinate around 7-10 days.
3.每日打開一次檢查並透氣.  約5-10天孵出.

4.You may use tweezers to pick the sprouted seeds to plant in the small pot individually or wait seedlings grow bigger when they have 6 leaves to do so.  Partial shade.  Keep seedlings warm and moist.
4.孵出後可以用鑷子夾出剛出芽的種子種在個別的小盆或等小苗長到6片葉子後再移植.   半日照.  小苗要注意保濕和保暖.
5.When the seedlings root showing from the bottom of the small pot, it is the time to transplant them.  Transplant the young plant to larger pot or plant in the ground somewhere is full sun with well drained soil.  You may start to apply fertilizer to keep them growing fast.
5.當小苗的根系從小盆的盆底冒出時可以換大盆或地植到有排水良好的土壤,全日照的地點.  可以開始施肥讓它們飆長.

How to grow flowering crab apple from seeds 海棠種子孵法

How to grow flowering crab apple from seeds 海棠種子孵法

Weeping flowering crabapple flowers. (Malus) 枝垂型海棠春天開的花.

Weeping flowering crabapple flowers. (Malus)枝垂型海棠春天開的花.

Flowering crabapple flowers in spring. (Malus) 海棠春天的花朵.

Flowering crabapple flowers in spring. (Malus) 海棠春天的花朵.

Flowering crabapple flowers in spring. (Malus) 春天的海棠樹開花美不勝收.

Flowering crabapple flowers in spring. (Malus) 春天的海棠樹開花美不勝收.

Crabapple fruit in fall. (Malus) 海棠秋天的熟果.

Crabapple fruit in fall. (Malus) 海棠秋天的熟果.

Flowering crabapple seeds. (Malus) 海棠種子.

Flowering crabapple seeds. (Malus) 海棠種子.

Flowering crabapple fruit in winter. (Malus) 海棠冬天的果實.

Flowering crabapple fruit in winter. (Malus) 海棠冬天的果實.

If you have many seeds, it is fine to direct sow.  If you do not have many seeds to grow, you can try the method below:
種子數量多的話,直播便可. 數量少的話可以參考以下孵法:
1.Remove or scratch the shell before you grow them.  It will reduce the germination period.  Light sanding the seeds a bit will help seeds to absorb water for growing quickly.
1.破殼或完全去殼為佳. 有破殼比沒破殼快幾倍時間. 不諳破殼的人用砂紙把殼磨稍薄也勉強可以. 不可傷及種仁.
2.Prepare planting pot with potting soil with well drained medium 1:1 ratio.  Do not cover the seeds.   Move the pot to partial shade location with good air flow after watering.  Seeds should germinate around 5-12 days.  (If removed shell of seeds first before growing, it will take 3-5 days to sprout, 7-10 day to be green.)
2.準備苗盆以培養土和排水佳介質混合1:1點播,不需覆土. 澆水後置半日照通風處. 應該5-12天內發芽.  (種植前有去殼的話3-5天就會發芽,7-10天轉綠.)
3.Transplant the seedlings to individual pot when they have 4-6 leaves.  Full sun.
3.發芽後小苗要等月本葉4-6葉稍為壯碩後再移植. 移植後種植改全日照.

How to grow goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) from seeds 枸杞種子孵法

How to grow goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) from seeds 枸杞種子孵法

How to grow goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) from seeds 枸杞種子孵法

How to grow goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) from seeds 枸杞種子孵法

Goji berry seeds start to sprout from day 4 . 枸杞種子處理+種下的第4天就開始發芽.

Goji berry seeds start to sprout from day 4 . 枸杞種子處理+種下的第4天就開始發芽.

Goji berry seeds sprouting continue in day 5 . 枸杞種子處理+種下的第5天更多種子發芽.

Goji berry seeds sprouting continue in day 5 . 枸杞種子處理+種下的第5天更多種子發芽.

Goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) seedlings in day 7. 枸杞種子進度第7天.

Goji berry/wolfberry (Lycium barbarum ) seedlings in day 7. 枸杞種子進度第7天.

Flowers, fruit an plant image see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycium_barbarum 花,果,葉請見維基百科:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycium_barbarum It is very hardy and easy to grow from seeds.  Its tender leaves can be used as leafy veggie and its berries can be eaten fresh or dried.   Some people use plant as hedge.  USDA Zones:4-9.

枸杞是很強健容易從種子栽種的植物.  它是小型灌木.  嫩葉可當葉菜食用其成熟的果實可以鮮食或乾燥.  有些人栽種枸杞做為綠籬.  很耐寒.

1.Get the store bought dried goji berries and pick one big berry (or many) to soak the warm water then open the berry up to show inside and wash the flesh away in the fine sieve or mesh to clean the seeds.  Plant the seeds in the pot or container, place somewhere dark, keep moist.

1.買店售的包裝枸杞果乾,取較大品質佳的果乾,泡溫水使之變軟後拆開果實,在篩網內洗去果肉取乾淨的種子種植於苗盆內.  要保溼放在暗但溫暖處等發芽.

2.Let seedlings grow in the pot or container until most of them turn green.  Partial shade. 2.大部份的種子孵出轉綠後將此苗盆或容器轉半日照.

3.Transplant them when they have 4-6 leaves to individual pot or in the ground.   Full sun and keep moist.

3.小苗有4-6片葉子時可以移到單獨的盆子種植或地植.  全日照. 注意保濕.

 

 

How to grow Linden tree from seeds (Tilia) 椴樹種子孵法

How to grow Linden tree from seeds (Tilia) 椴樹種子孵法

Linden flowers (Tilia) are quite fragrant.   椴樹開花很香.

Linden flowers (Tilia) are quite fragrant.
椴樹開花很香.

Linden seedling. (Tilia) 椴樹實生苗.

Linden seedling. (Tilia) 椴樹實生苗.

Linden seeds germination. (Tilia) 椴樹種子發芽.

Linden seeds germination. (Tilia) 椴樹種子發芽.

1.Clean seeds, sanitize the growing soil or medium.
1.種子要先洗淨+殺菌+消毒.
2.Prepare pot or container fill with soil or medium.  Moist the soil then place the seeds on top of soil, do not cover the seeds.  Cover the pot or container with re-sealable bag or clear plastic bag and then store in the fridge.
2.準備點播用淺的苗盆,土壤用田土(沒有的話用培養土也可以)+排水佳介質+有機肥1比1比0.25點播於小苗盆上不覆土. 用夾鍊袋/塑膠袋封起後冰箱冷藏庫中冷層積,等發芽.
3.Check and open once a week for air circulation.  About 3-6 months seeds will germinate.
3.一週檢查一次順便透氣. 約3-6個月發芽.
4.Pick the seeds out to pot them individually after once they are growing.  Grow the seedlings partial shade location with good air flow and keep soil moist.
4.出芽後1個種子單獨一小盆為佳. 置於半日照通風處生長. 要保持一定濕度.
5.Apply light organic fertilizer after seedlings have 6 leaves.  Change to full sun location.
5.等本葉長出6片後小盆換中盆. 施有機薄肥,改全日照.
*Because Linden tree do not produce lots of viable seed, under 8%.  So there are not too many seedlings you can find under the tree.   Many thought their seeds require 3-5 years of germination period.

*此種樹種子雖多,有胚的有效種子卻比率相當少,低於8%. 再加上自然環境下能發芽的很少. 所以有人誤以為要3-5年才會發芽.Once they are germinated, they grow fast without any special care!  Small flowers but so many of them with strong nice fragrance.  Linden trees flower in late spring to early summer.  Great food source for bees. — My family and I have tasted Linden honey, nice flavour!但是一旦發芽後卻長得很快,容易栽種,不需怎樣特別的照顧. 花小而多有強香. 春末夏初開花,花開滿樹是很好的蜜源. –我嚐過的椴花蜜有很特別的滋味,家人都非常喜歡.

How to grow creeping thyme from seeds (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香種子孵法

How to grow creeping thyme from seeds (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香種子孵法

Creeping thyme flowers. (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香開花.

Creeping thyme flowers are quite fragrant. (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香開花蠻香的.

Creeping thyme fragrant  flowers in spring.  (Thymus)  芳香的匍匐性百里香春天開滿小花集成香軟花毯.

Creeping thyme fragrant flowers in spring. (Thymus)
芳香的匍匐性百里香春天開滿小花集成香軟花毯.

 

Creeping Thyme seed pods and seeds. (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香種莢與種子.

Creeping Thyme seed pods and seeds. (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香種莢與種子.

Creeping thyme seedlings (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香小苗.

Creeping thyme seedlings (Thymus) 匍匐性百里香小苗.

Best to grow seeds in fall/winter indoors or in early spring outdoors.

於室內秋/冬播種或初春時戶外播種.

1.Use a clean pot or container fill with any well drained soil or growing medium.

1.取乾淨盆或容器,使用培養土或田土+河沙或排水佳的介質1:1
2.Moist the soil or growing medium first, remove the extra water.  Sow seeds on the top of soil, do not cover if soil is too wet. Place the pot in partial shade location with good air flow.   Normally seeds will germinate in 2-5 days.
2.先澆水再播種子在表面. 因為種子細小,在長出6片本葉前用盆底吸水方式給水.  不需覆土,置通風半日照處等待發芽. 若溫度不是太低,應該在2-5天發芽.
3.When seedlings turn green, you may place the pot or container in full sun location.  Do not let seedlings too wet or dry out.
3.本葉長出兩對後改全日照.  注意小苗溼度勿過濕也不要乾掉.
4.Transplant the seedlings when they start to branch out.  Their growth speed will be fast then.  Plant them in the ground or use bigger, shallow pot.   To increase the coverage, you can start to propagate them by cuttings.  Torn or cut the branches and plant them in well drained soil or growing medium in shape of fish scales.  From my experience, this is the faster and the denser way to grow big area.
4.等開始自然分枝後生長速度會變快,可將較長的枝條切下扦插,可促多分枝增加覆蓋率. 因為匍匐的特性最好扦插枝條呈扇形攤開以魚鱗狀散開扦插,我的經驗是用此法繁殖最快最密.

How to grow redbud /eastern redbud from seeds (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊種子孵法

How to grow redbud /eastern redbud from seeds (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊種子孵法

Spring blooming redbud. ()  春天開花的加拿大紫荊.

Spring blooming redbud. (Cercis Canadensis ) 春天開花的加拿大紫荊.

Weeping redbud blooming in spring.  春天開花的枝垂型加拿大紫荊.

Weeping redbud blooming in spring.
春天開花的枝垂型加拿大紫荊.

Redbud seedpods in fall. (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊秋天成熟的種莢.

Redbud seedpods in fall. (Cercis Canadensis) 加拿大紫荊秋天成熟的種莢.

Redbud /eastern redbud seeds (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊種子.

Redbud /eastern redbud seeds (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊種子.

Redbud Seedlings (Medium)

Redbud /eastern redbud seedlings (Cercis Canadensis )加拿大紫荊實生苗.

直播可要蠻久的…不鼓勵.
Not suggesting direct sow method.  It will take long time to see the result.
1.Use temperature changing to stimulate seeds:
1.種子不破殼的話可用溫差法:
For 3 days, soak seeds in warm water in day time and at night in fridge in a small re-sealable bag.  Repeat this method until seeds germinate, it should be about 1-2 months.
After seeds germinated, put each seed in a small pot with well drained soil or growing medium in partial shade location.
Transplant seedlings to bigger pot when they have 5-6 leaves.  Change to full sun location.
白天泡溫水(要換水)3天,晚上睡前裝在小夾鍊袋放冰箱冷藏. 反覆如此直到伸出小白腿再一株一盆假植. 土壤排水要良好,土壤不拘. 約1-2個月內發芽.發芽後先半日照到4-6片本葉後轉全日照.
2.Light sand the seeds and germinate them in low temperature:
2.破殼後冷層積法:
Light sand the seeds with sandpaper or nail clipper built-in file then soak in clean water for 3 days.
Put the seeds in a re-sealable bag with moist sanitized moss as growing medium, seeds should germinate in 2 months.
Pick the sprouted seeds out to plant in individual small pot in partial shade location.
Transplant the seedlings to bigger pot when they have 4-6 leaves.  Full sun.
用砂紙或指甲剪的挫刀將外殼邊緣磨掉一點點後泡乾淨冷水3天後裝在有乾淨消毒過的濕水苔的夾鍊袋約2個月內發芽.發芽後撿出個別種在小盆內,半日照.小苗們到4-6片本葉後轉全日照.This pea family beautiful shade tree is very easy to grow.  It is OK to grow in a pot if you don’t have big land to grow them.   From seed to flower will take 4-6 years.這加拿大紫荊開花時是先花後葉是非常美麗優雅的庭園樹種,若是無足夠空間可以地植,它是可以盆植的.  種子到開花約4-6年. 

How to grow Trumpet vine (Campsis) from seeds 厚萼凌霄種子孵法

How to grow Trumpet vine (Campsis) from seeds 厚萼凌霄種子孵法

Trumpet vine (Campsis) 厚萼凌霄-1 (Medium)

Trumpet vine (Campsis) flowers in summer. 厚萼凌霄夏天的花.

 

Trumpet vine seed pods and seeds. 厚萼凌霄種莢與種子.

Trumpet vine seed pods and seeds. 厚萼凌霄種莢與種子.

Trumpet vine (Campsis) seedlings in day 18. 厚萼凌霄種子約半數出芽了.--第18天進度.

Trumpet vine (Campsis) seedlings in day 18.
厚萼凌霄種子約半數出芽了.–第18天進度.

The best time to grow this from seeds is fall to winter, the second best time is in early spring.

秋冬播種最佳,初春次之.

1.Soak the seeds for 1 day.

1.種子泡水1天.

2.Use clean pot or container with lid, fill the pot or container with potting soil.  Moist the soil but not saggy.  Lay seeds on top, cover with lid.  Place the pot or container in somewhere warm and dark.

2.用乾淨的盆或有蓋的容器裝培養土. 澆濕土壤但不要過濕到水滲出.  種子放在土表面,蓋上蓋子悶.  盆或容器放在溫暖陰暗的地方來悶孵.

3.Check the seed progress and open the lid for air circulation once a day.  From second week to 3rd week seeds will start to germinate.

3.每天開蓋檢查一次順便透氣.  第2週到第3週種子就會開始陸續出芽.

4.When seedlings are growing green.  Do not need lid any longer.  Place the pot or container to partial shade and warm location to grow.

4.小種苗轉綠後不再需要用蓋子.  改半日照溫暖處讓它們繼續快速生長.

5.Transplant the seedlings once they show the sigh of climbing end or at least seedlings have 6 leaves to bigger individual pot.   Full sun and add the support for seedlings to climb on.

5.等至少小苗有6片葉片或開始有攀爬跡象後可以移植到單獨一大盆.   改為全日照並需要在盆內或外加支撐物以利小苗攀爬.

It may take 3-5 years from seeds to flower so be patient!  :)   If you are not patient, you can try propagate it from stem cuttings.

從種子到開花約要3-5年時間,所以要有耐心!  :)  如果嫌太慢的話可以用枝條扦插來繁殖.