Starting Acorns for trees??

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by james dilley, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Has anyone ever started Acorns for O ak trees?? If so whats the best way, I have A few dozen Acorns I want to start trees from. Just remember that we don't get A freeze down here. Thanks.
     
  2. Triffin

    Triffin Well-Known Member

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    Jim ..

    Try sticking them somewhere you don't want them to grow
    and they will :dance: they like my garden here in CT ..
    so do the maples .. :hobbyhors

    Triff ..
     

  3. comfortablynumb

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    lay a thick bed of acorns down...
    then cover them with a layer of compost, somewhere shady.

    youll have 100s pop up.
     
  4. Manny

    Manny Well-Known Member

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    I put them in a Zip Lock bag with a little slightly damp potting mix and put them in the refrigerator for the Winter. In the Spring, after the acorns have fully matured, they will start to sprout inside the bag and then you can plant them out in a growing bed or into pots to get them to a good transplant size.