|First, obtain some fresh palm seeds. Luckily, most supermarkets sell these conveniently packaged inside dates. Eat the dates and you are left with the seeds.|
|Soak the seeds for 24 to 48 hours. Change the water once or twice and use a sharp knife or tweezers to pick off any bits of fruit flesh.|
|Put vermiculite into a plastic sandwich box (or plastic bag). Sprinkle on a couple of teaspoons of water. Then pop in the seeds and mix them in.|
|Seal the box or bag and put it in the warmest part of the house - in my house, that's above the hot water tank. Then just wait...|
Check the seeds every few days. Only if the vermiculite is very dry, add a few more drops of water. Wait until the seeds sprout...
|Plant the seeds into little pots of compost. Bury them just beneath the surface and water carefully (don't drown them!)|
|Keep warm and wait. Eventually, with luck, a long seed leaf will appear. At this stage you are well on your way to growing a date palm!|