Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ephedra Sinica, joint fir, mormon tea.

                              Ephedra Sinica

                      Ephedra Sinica, joint fir, mormon tea.

They have a very odd way of germinating. 
I planted 50 seeds.
The first signs of life appeared about 10 days after planting and the rest continued to germinate for the next 3 months!
No particular pattern to it, much like Where's Wally?! Every now and then I would look into the pot and find another seed had sprouted.
These are one of the slowest things we grow. Like waiting for continental drift!
The picture above shows some of them at about 10 months old!!
They grow about an inch, then seem to stop, change direction and start on again for another inch.
E.Sinica seems to like dryish compost, with good drainage and lots of direct sun.

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