Kaffir Lime Seeds | Citrus Hystrix | 10 Seeds Makrut Same Day Dispatch

Kaffir Lime Seeds | Citrus Hystrix | 10 Seeds Makrut Same Day Dispatch
Brand: Etsy - OllysSpeedySeeds
Color: Green
4.99 GBP
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Dear Etsy Fans, After many disappointments I have finally found a reliable source of viable Kaffir Lime seeds - see my own healthy seedlings in picture 2. Please find for sale 10 Kaffir Lime seeds (Citrus Hystrix) - grow your own tasty fruit but also for the fresh leaves which are a (very expensive) important ingredient in Thai cooking especially. PLEASE NOTE: All orders before 8pm (Mon-Fri) will be dispatched same day SAVE PACKAGING MATERIALS - SEE OTHER INTERESTING & UNUSUAL SEEDS & PLANTS in MY SHOP in the UK, Kaffir limes are grown in the same way as other citrus fruits - lemons etc. They are grown as pot specimens that spend their summers on a sunny patio or similar space but are brought indoors to greenhouses or conservatories for winter. They can be easily trained & clipped to whatever shape required, for example as a standard. Germination Guide Soak the seeds in tepid water for one day Prepare a seed tray filled with moist (but not wet) seed compost, lightly firmed down Ideally a well draining mix of 50% sieved compost & 50% vermiculite or horticultural sand No need to use ericaceous compost for germination Sow seeds circa 2cm deep evenly space & gently cover Keep surface moist but not wet - best to water from the bottom by having seeds tray inside a waterproof container. Keep at room temperature in a light place but out of direct sunlight Seedlings should appear in around 30 days. Pot on to individual pots once several sets of leaves When potting on, start using ericaceous (more acidic) compost which is available from all garden centres. TOP TIP! Don’t use all your seeds in the same tray just in case rot sets in. Olly’s General Guide to Seed Sowing! I love sowing seeds & it runs in the family - dad, granddad & finally my great-granddad for whom the hobby helped him get over his experiences in the Great War. I still get a big kick when I see the first seedling poking through from a new plant that I have never sown before or been successful at. However, even the most experienced gardeners draw blanks from time to time. Whilst I sow all the seeds that I sell so I know that they are viable, some are trickier than others & problems can arise so here are some tips to make blanks few & far between: 1) Don’t Rush! Tempting though it is when that packet arrives in the post to simply bung the seeds in some compost! 2) Google & YouTube are your friends! Take some time so see the methods other people use to germinate the seed. 3) Think Nature! What conditions do seeds face? For example a seed from a tropical plant will fall to the warm, wet & dark jungle floor. A seed from the mountains of Europe will fall to the floor in Autumn, then have to endure months of freezing temperatures before germinating in the spring. So as growers, what we are trying to do is to simulate the conditions that the seeds will naturally experience & there are plenty of tricks that can be done to short cut the processes somewhat. 4) Good compost pays dividends . The