How to Germinate Mandrake Seeds?
The first thing you need to do when growing mandrakes from seed is to germinate them. You have two options, either by hand or with a machine. I will explain which one is better for your needs.
You can germinate mandrakes using just water and sunlight (or some other source of light). This method works best if you are able to get a good amount of sun during the day. If not, then it is still possible to germinate them using artificial light like a fluorescent tube.
If you want to grow mandrakes from seed, then you need to use special machines that can take care of all the work for you. These machines are called “Germinating Chambers”. They are very expensive, but they provide a much higher yield than regular sunlight.
What kind of germinator do you need?
Well, the type depends on what kind of mandrake seeds you want to grow. Here is a list of types:
Type 1 : Mandragora seeds – these are the easiest to germinate because they don’t require any special equipment. Type 1 plants usually produce small fruits that can be eaten raw or cooked into tea.
Type 2 : Mandragora Media seeds – these mandrake seeds are a little more difficult to grow because they need to be submerged in water every few hours.
Type 3 : Mandragora Maxima seeds – these mandrakes are the most difficult to grow because they require special nutrients and have to be placed under the right kind of light at specific times. They are also the most potent, and the biggest yielder.
Here are some good machines that you can get on the market:
G-23HB – this one is the cheapest of all the options, and it is also, in my opinion, the worst one. It does the job, but it requires a lot of attention and dedication. I wouldn’t recommend getting this machine.
VN-20B – this machine does everything automatically, and it even has an alarm system that alerts you when something goes wrong! The only downside is that it costs more than 5 times the price of a G-23HB.
Which one should I buy?
That depends on how serious you are about your gardening hobby. If you want to grow just a few mandrakes, then the cheaper machine will work just fine. If you want to grow a lot of them, then you should invest in the more expensive one.
What do I get with the machine?
When you purchase one of these, you will receive a few packages of seeds that are specially designed to grow in these machines. You will also get a user’s manual that explains how to grow them.
I hope this information was useful to you. If you want to ask me anything, or if you need help picking out a machine, then please, don’t be afraid to ask! I will be more than happy to help you.
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The history of Mandragora turkomanica (Solanaceae) by IE Sinev – Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 2016 – brill.com
Medicinal plants from Solanaceae family by VV Shah, ND Shah, PV Patrekar – Research journal of pharmacy …, 2013 – indianjournals.com
The myth of the mandrake, the ‘plant-human’ by T Zarcone – Diogenes, 2005 – journals.sagepub.com
Folklore and symbolism of flowers, plants and trees by E Lehner, J Lehner – 2003 – books.google.com