Category: Seedlings

Chestnut nut grafting experiment

Nut grafting Beside regular grafting of scion to an established rootstock, there’s also a set of grafting techniques of germinating chestnut nuts like epicotyle grafting, inverted radicle grafting or grafting the nut directly. In this experiment, I’ve tried grafting chestnuts and red oak’s acorns. Chestnuts and oaks are related and some are claiming they can […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Sucks (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Awesome (0)
Continue Reading

Starting bamboo seeds again

After a several years, I’ve felt an urge to start bamboo seeds again. This time, I purchased cheap bamboo seeds from Aliexpress. Buying fakes I’ve ordered a bunch of different seeds and among them two bamboos – Phyllostachys pubescens ‘Moso’ and Phyllostachys aureosulcata. Since I know that Phyllostachys aureosulcata is not flowering at the moment […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (2)
  • Sucks (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Interesting (0)
Continue Reading

Phyllostachys arcana seedlings – shooting season 2019

Early starters Like each year since I’m growing the seedlings in their outdoor location, they started shooting before other bamboos. Fargesia Rufa started a week later and Phyllostachys pubescens ‘Moso’ seedling woke up 2 weeks after the seedlings. Winter was mild and bamboos managed to get through it without much damage. Sun during the summer […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (5)
  • Useful (1)
  • Interesting (1)
  • Sucks (0)
  • Boring (0)
Continue Reading
Darkening of the foliage is evident.

Phyllostachys arcana ‘Luteosulcata’ seedling’s autumn transformation

Winter is coming Tonight, we’ve seen snowflakes in the air for the first time this autumn. Before the arrival of winter and bitter below freezing temperatures, bamboos prepare and become hardier which makes them more likely to get through the winter unharmed. With first cold, all Phyllostachys bamboos started shedding some of their leaves to […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (3)
  • Interesting (2)
  • Sucks (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
Continue Reading