Plan to plant Taro plant for the first time

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    sissy sissy

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    I have never seen a seed that survived except for the ones that fall on the ground and grow by themselves .They are small and by the time they are ready to pick most times the wind comes and they fall all over the ground .Same with my palm trees ,they get seeds that are very hard and tried planting them but they never grow .But if they fall on the ground they grow and then I dig them up and plant them .I have lots of potato's or bulbs from my elephant ears that I have dug up and given away
     
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    This came out of the search
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    The outside of the seed was a very hard shell like a lotus seed
     
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    So do they need to be scratched to break that shell before planting, like Canna seeds?
     
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    I tried everything with no success the only ones that grew were the ones that fell to the ground and grew by them selves .I would dig those tiny ones up and the seed pond would be broken open with the tiny stem coming out with the first leaf before it would open .I soaked seeds in water and tried sanding ends off and it did not work so every time I saw a baby coming up from the ground I would pot it up after the first 3 or 4 leaves opened .I would put a stick next to the baby when it came up .Same with my palm seeds let them fall and then wait and pot up .
     
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    theses are the palms seeds and by next spring I will have lots of spikes coming out from them laying there .I do not have pics of the seeds from my elephant ears it is to late in the season 101_2293.JPG 101_2294.JPG 101_2295.JPG
     
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    Interesting! Guess there are some things only Mother Nature can do!
     
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