I do thank you for trying to help me. I know that on these forums there are many first time plant owners. I still remember my first succulent, a jade that will be around probably until I die or I have lost my mind. The latter I believe will be the case. I have done lots of research about polinating aloes and germinating aloes. That is why I chose this medium. I know I am still full of questions. Please check out my question at the end of this post.
--- 15 years working in the professional growing and selling of plants. It was only the last three years I have been involved with succulents, but I do know many plants are not self-pollinating.
-- No, pollinators inside, except for me. I did make space outside for my two A. rahuii near the hummingbird feeder. Based on the point they started to make seeds it took the hummingbirds about a week to start to feed from them. Then they always went from plant A to B never the other way around for another week.
---- They are not 'all the seeds are tossed in a mixed container at the end'. They are actually in labelled section of the same tub. Each has there own area to grow. In the end they will grow end up growing side by side, but not mixed. Mostly, my borders are not the best defined. Spreading Aloe seeds was a little harder than anticipated.
---- I am not going to bother trying to put it in cold storage. It's just not worth that much effort. If the pollen is no good in a few weeks then it's no good.
What the h#&& was i thinking germinating this many aloes? We are up to 35 today. There are many more to come. Do you think they will be ready in time for Xmas presents. It all sounded great in head until it actually happened. I never expected this many Aloes to germinate. I tried to germinate a bunch of palm trees and very few germinated or survived six months. Now I'm stuck with 10 trees that take 2-3 years to grow their first mature leaves. What was I thinking? Again it was all fun and dreams until reality creeps in. I would never be a good father, taking 20+ years to mature is too many for me to live through. I'm not joking. They would be cute and pretty, until they started crying and screaming. Then I would report myself to Social Services. This will be me with these Aloes in a few months when run out of room. Most will end up on the donation table for the raffle we have at the end each one of our succulent society meetings. First they have to survive that long. I am determined to do better with these than I did with the palms. These are not suppose to be anywhere close to being that hard to grow.