On May 26, 2017, I selected two nice sea beans, brown nickernut and gray nickernut also known as Caesalpinia bonduc (it’s Latin name), or warri tree. The name comes from the Dutch word “knikker” which means clay marble The I drilled a hole in the top of each one with a knife like I did with the mucunas. This was inspired by the book, Sea-Beans from the Tropics: A Collector’s Guide to Sea-Beans and other Tropical Drift on Atlantic Shores, by Ed Perry IV and John V. Dennis.
I soaked the seeds in a container of water for six hours. They were lumpy after I soaked them where the hole was. I planted them in a pot of Vigro garden soil, about the depth of one seed length. I water it every day. I was gone for two days and the gray nickernut looked like this when I came back. It rained a lot. It took six days to sprout.