Any info on time to germination? I followed the hot-water regimen outlined on the seed I purchased, but it is going on 3 weeks and no sign of a sprout. Am I being impatient or do you think it should have come up by now?
This may not be what you want to hear, but it may be better to just order some bare root plants if you can. I hate to advocate the use of all those fossil fuels for delivery, but *sometimes* it makes more sense to use those resources once to get the design up and running well (at least to me.) About a year ago I implemented a small food forest design on some poorish land for some friends, and we needed a fairly quick growing, edible, nitrogen fixing wind break to protect our future tender plants from the constant wind- siberian pea shrub fit that bill. I tried to germinate seeds 4 times, to no avail. Eventually I broke down and ordered plants from as local a source as I could find. It wasn't my proudest moment, but it allowed the design to start functioning, which was the goal. Either way, best of luck! Let us know how it goes, I recently moved and would love to know how to properly germinate these for my new spot.
permaculture is giving a gift to your future self. After reading this tiny ad:
Heat your home with the twigs that naturally fall of the trees in your yard