On February 22nd I sowed about 25 seeds of Japanese red pine as well as Japanese black pine. I planted similar to how I did a few years ago except that I didn’t use a seed tray. I also poured near boiling water over the seeds on recommendation from a Bonsai Tonight post. I first noticed a JRP sprout about two weeks ago and today I noticed a JBP sprout. The plan is to make seedling cuttings with about half of the seedlings I get this year.
First JRP sprout:
There are about ten sprouts now for JRP:
I have been checking daily to see a JBP sprout which for some reason are about two weeks behind. You can barely see it in the middle of the below picture:
Updates to come in the future!