Ceratonia Siliqua - Seeds and Germinaiton
Ceratonia Siliqua Seeds
Carob seeds sprout so easy. We can accelerate the sprouting by putting the seeds in hot water for some minutes.
Combine 50% sand and 50% peat in a bucket.
We have to melt it and add water.
We have to press the soil until the mixture is wet but there’s no water going out of it.
Press the surface to squeeze out any trapped air.
Lay out the a seeds 1 cm apart on the surface of the sand mixture. Push the seeds into the surface of the mixture with the flat of your hand.
To sprout, the seeds need constant warm and moisture.
The temperature should be 15-20 ºC, 59-68 ºF.
The germination will occur on 3-6 weeks.
We have to keep the last terms for all that time.
Keeping the soil wet is an easy job. You can mist the seeds whenever the soil dries out, or you can drape a sheet of plastic wrap over the nursery.
But you have to remove the plastic wrap for a few hours to dispel trapped moisture whenever excess condensation forms inside.
We sowed 7 Carob seeds on 12th December. This picture was done on 12th January. The first seed sprouted on 2th January. All of them sprouted at the end.