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    Pinklilly is offline Germinator
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    I've done this with chillis from the supermarket, wasn't sure how they'd turn out but they did okay and grew chillis. The bell peppers I tried grew nicely but only had a couple of small peppers on the plant.

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    I have 3 lemon pips sitting on my window sill and two out of the three have sprouted. Two avocado seeds are sitting there and have done nothing so far. Going to add some mandarin seeds to the collection and see how they go.

    I've grown capsicums and tomatoes from the seeds of bought produce and got good crops. I also plant the bottoms of spring onions because I'm incapable of growing them from seed.
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    I've tried many collected seeds from woodland trees, fruit and veg grown and bought from the supermarket, usually with good success.
    Although I have a "citrus" tree the I grew from a seed 35 years ago, it's still alive but has never fruited.

    I've grown a papaya tree from seed, which was in my parents conservatory for years, mango's and avocados as well as date palms from dried "christmas" dates.

    Passion fruit was a success from a supermarket bought fruit, it fruited in a heated greenhouse, it was delicious, just like the shop bought one.
    I've grown squashes from collected seed, I'm never that puristic around "proper methods" for growing for seed as I'm not that fussed about whether it turns out like the parent fruit, if it's edible, i'm very happy

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    My lemon pips are still alive. Still sitting on top of damp soil covered by a single ply of toilet paper.

    I'm not sure when I should plant them into pots of soil to take their chances.
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    Lemon pips are coming along nicely in their 2 inch pots.

    Plants from pips/stones and kitchen scraps - a Challenge ;)-1-img_20191109_094229.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by lolie View Post
    I have 3 lemon pips sitting on my window sill and two out of the three have sprouted. Two avocado seeds are sitting there and have done nothing so far. Going to add some mandarin seeds to the collection and see how they go.

    I've grown capsicums and tomatoes from the seeds of bought produce and got good crops. I also plant the bottoms of spring onions because I'm incapable of growing them from seed.
    I've found a reliable way to sprout avocados is to suspend the stone in the neck of a jam jar of water with cocktail sticks. When they split and sprout I've planted then out into a pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenishfing View Post
    I've found a reliable way to sprout avocados is to suspend the stone in the neck of a jam jar of water with cocktail sticks. When they split and sprout I've planted then out into a pot.
    I have them suspended like that. They've well and truly split so I'm just waiting for sprouts to appear now.

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    Loquats...last year I collected some of these seeds when we were on holiday.
    Planted them up and I have 10 sturdy plants growing in the greenhouse.
    Nice looking plants but the information says they will need to be growing for several years before they produce fruit.
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