I'm Kelly. I'm 21. I'm going to be a surgeon one day. I like tattoos, bands, and Harry Potter. 4/13/14
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I do I do! And good for you for planting this keystone species of temperate forest biomes. You will be making a lot of fungi, birds, and other creatures happy, as oaks have symbiotic relationships with a number of organisms, not to mention being a vital food source.
I have a long post on this topic, but basically, your steps look like this:
- Collect acorns and test them for viability: this means putting them in a container of water: if they float, they probably won’t germinate. This is called a “float test” and it is accurate with many types of seeds.
- Plant in the Autumn, so the seed can break it’s dormancy through cold-stratification
- Plant the acorns about 10 cm deep into the soil
- You may want to cover the area for the winter so some hungry squirrel doesn’t spoil your fun
- It is best to plant the tree where you want it to grow, but planting in a pot is also fine (15 cm-diameter would be the minimum size)
- Next spring the seed will germinate!
- Name it and treat it like a friend. One day it will create enough oxygen for 2-4 people.
Everyone should plant an acorn tree this fall. Biodiverseed is making it easy for us.
Those people who constantly reblog your stuff but you never really talk:
I do notice my regulars. You guys are the best.
"Regulars" makes me feel like a bar-tender…
Wiping down my dash at the end of an evening, I see your read-more, over-hear your rant in the tags, so I pour you a drink.
"…what’s troubling you, kid?"