PROJECT OVERVIEW

– WORKING TIME: 30 mins - 1 hr – TOTAL TIME: 47 wks to 52 wks – SKILL LEVEL: Beginner – ESTIMATED COST: $10 or less

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools – Small trowel – Bowl

What You'll Need

Materials – Soilless potting mix – Small pots or seedling pots – Protective hardware cloth or mesh – Mesh tree guard

Instructions

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Select Viable Acorns

Fill a bowl with cold water and place the acorns in it. Viable acorns will sink or remain at the bottom and damaged or empty ones will float.

Select Viable Acorns

Discard the floating acorns. Briefly soaking the acorns also helps rehydrate them if you stored them before planting.

Plant the Acorns

To plant the acorns, use pots deep enough for root growth

Plant the Acorns

Water them well until water runs out of the drainage holes.

Plant the Acorns

Water them well until water runs out of the drainage holes.

Keep Soil Moist

Keep the soil moist until the onset of winter weather

Thin the Seedlings

cut off the weaker of the two seedlings about one to two weeks after the seedling

Transplant into Larger Pots

When the seedlings are about five to six inches tall transplant the seedlings to two-quart nursery pots

Relocate to Permanent Spot

Once the root system is growing out of the drain holes, it’s time to plant the saplings in their permanent location