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PLANTING AN ACORN
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LOL    Posted 02-15-2005 at 17:36:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IF I TAKE AN ACORN OR A PINE CONE OR A CHESTNUT AND PLANT IT IN THE GROUND . WILL IT GROW INTO A TREE AND WHEN WILL IT GROW.


Wacahoota    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Round these parts the live oak drops its acorns every two years. But there is some little critter that drills holes in them and the acorn is no good for plantin.

if you get some good acorns soak them in water for a day or two, then spread them out on some old tin with a wet gunny sack or somethin on top of them to hold in the moisture in a shaded area.

Wait till they start to sprout and only plant the acorns that are sprouting.


deadcarp    Posted 02-15-2005 at 18:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
the seeds inside will sprout, sure. (pine cones have hundreds of seeds) most are gathered by nurseries who fuss over them like house plants til they're big enough to transplant.
"seedlings" are 1 tuft, about an inch tall, 1 year old. "sprouts" are 3 years old, a few tufts, maybe 3" tall and more durable in plantings. once the roots start working, either one will grow maybe 1 foot/year. faster in the south. :)


gran    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you get a pine tree from a cone, let me know I could make a mint. I gather them in my yard and sell them in my shop at a $1.00 a bag. Right now I have three big baskets drying out, waiting to be sprayed. The "in town" ladies love them.


Dale in WV    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:22:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ever bring in those pine cones when they are "closed". Put em on the hearth next to your wood stove -- or should you be not so lucky as to have one -- on another clear surface and let them dry indoors. As they dry, the cone opens and the seeds eject. Little disconcerting if you hear the click of the ejecting seeds and wonder if you're being invaded by some kind of clicking bug... My grandchildren discovered this..


Burrhead    Posted 02-15-2005 at 18:59:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got some Snap On and Mac tools I planted over the last 25 years next to my driveway that have not sprouted a single one


HOGMAN    Posted 02-15-2005 at 20:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cuzin Burr did'cha plant'em Feet first?Double enders plant big end down..i think........


Mrs Peanut ...    Posted 02-15-2005 at 20:01:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Burrhead...Maybe ya need a little more fertilizer on them.

D


toolman    Posted 02-15-2005 at 22:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
ah mamm, betwix burr an hog i think they got that end of it covered,lol.


mojo    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's usually because yer plantin' them too deep.8^D
mojo
mdw


Mrs Peanut    Posted 02-15-2005 at 20:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could be his timin was a little off...Ya think?

D


Burrhead    Posted 02-15-2005 at 20:23:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
no Mam the time was right. I went by the almanac but I think Hogman might be on to something. I put them all in wrong side down according to his directions. Oh well there's always next year.


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