One of my colleagues, a beloved employee for near 30 years at our organization, retired last month. On his last day, he brought some dates to share.
We usually buy the pitted honey-coated dates at home. I find them too sweet to eat on their own, but I do enjoy them in healthy date balls. The dates my colleague brought had pits and no honey but they were quite tasty. And the bonus was I could plant the seeds!
I’ve been following this guide to start the seeds. I soaked 5 seeds for a week and now have them in a damp piece of paper towel in a zip-locked plastic bag on top of the fridge. It took about 3 to 4 weeks for the first seed to sprout a root.
It is true that you should check them regularly for mold.
I plan to start them in one pot until they’re large enough to want their own space.