Introduction: Macadamia Seedlings
How to grow macadamia seedlings
Plastic bottle to soak the seeds for 24hrs
Container/pot to germinate your seeds in
Well drained loam soil
Step 1: Soaking the Seeds
For this step you will need a plastic bottle and some water.
Place the seeds in a plastic bottle then add some water (some people use warm water but eventually it cools down so just use cold water)
Leave the seeds to soak in the water for 24-72hours)
Once you observe them and realize they have started to crack a little their ready for propagation
Step 2: Propagation
The most important supply in this step is well drained coarse sand soil
The macadamia seedlings react very well to such soil and sprout really fast especially during sunny season
You don't really need such an elaborate set up mostly a pot or container will do (I just use this since am doing this on a commercial scale)
Water the seedlings daily morning and evening
Step 3: Transfer From Nursery to Polythene/seedling Bags
For this process all you will need is a stick to uproot the seedlings gently from the sand soil and transfer them to the seedling bags
You will also have had to prepare your well drained loam soil mixed with organic manure (🐐 goat 💩 poop works really well)
Make sure the soil doesn't have large pebbles or rocks and stuff as this affect the delicate growing roots
Once you have filled your seedling bag 3/4 way with soil, gently place your seedling and then fill the remaining space with more soil.
Make sure not to cover the seedling completely as this may cause it to rot.