Sunday, November 16, 2008

Growing Pine Trees From Seeds

Here are some of the pine tree seeds I've collected last week. Some have the "wings" (which is the tree's way of dispersing it's seeds) and some don't have them. You can test the viability of the seeds by putting them in a glass of water. The ones that sink are the good ones and the ones that float are the bad ones.
Prepare your pot with potting soil and water it. Then poke a hole for the seeds to go into. Place the seed vertically into the soil with the pointer end first. Then cover the seed barely with soil. I have to put some sort of protection on the pot to prevent birds from eating my seeds. I've used this mesh they use to store onions. Put the pot in a sunny location and water occasionally. Too much water will rot the seed. Be patient and you will have a pine tree seedling in a few months.

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