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Adrien Lapointe
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I decided to start lots of trees from seeds this year with the idea of starting a small scale nursery. I got really good price on many native seeds and I got some more exotic ones (paw paw). After making a list of everything, I am counting 4010 seeds. Here is the breakdown:

Common Name Latin Name Number
Jujube Chinese Ziziphus jujuba ?
Paw Paw Asimina triloba 5
Korean Pine Pinus koraiensis 97
Siberian Pine Pinus cembra var sibirica ~200
Seabuckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides 150
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 500
White Oak Quercus alba 158
Black Walnut Juglans nigra 200
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia 2000
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 500
Goji Berries Lycium barbarum 200

 
Renate Howard
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Sounds fun! What are you going to do about potting soil? Or will you grow them in the ground? Be sure to protect them very well from critters!

I'm growing goji now and so far the seedlings are VERY slow-growing. They may need additional heat applied or something.
 
Adrien Lapointe
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We are planning on planting most of the trees in pots. I am not sure yet what we will do for the potting mix.
 
Cj Sloane
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Korean Pine sounds like a great idea from seed, they're expensive to purchase as small trees.

Post pics when you get them sprouted.
 
Adrien Lapointe
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Cj Verde wrote:Korean Pine sounds like a great idea from seed, they're expensive to purchase as small trees.


They apparently are really hard to get to sprout. They currently are stratifying in the fridge, I will put them in the soil in June. We'll see from there.
 
A.J. Gentry
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Adrien,

That is an impressive list... oaks and pines and goji's? Awesome.

Post a picture of the mass of seeds. Maybe make a mountain.

That sounds like an amazing project.

A.J.
 
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