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planting acorns upside down

 
                            
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got my acorns from the fridge in winter
they were shooting nicely
planted the shoot down
sometime later in observing them I managed to convince myself I had potted them upside down
so I changed half of them up the other way (called a dollar each way bet)
some of them turned over
hey the shoot and root seem to be coming from the same end!

so here is a picture than sorts the whole thing out AND with great beauty!!!

http://gardenfarm.biz/acorn.htm
 
Tyler Ludens
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Neat!

I would lay them on their sides, as that is how they are sprouting in my yard

 
Jordan Lowery
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i just poke them in the ground point down and they always grow.
 
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The sprout comes out the pointy end. 
 
                                
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The shoot will grow towards the sun whichever way you plant it. Aren't plants neat?
 
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about 35 to 40 years ago I found hundreds of sprouting acorns on my sisters property, and I gathered up about a dozen of them and planted them here..in a nice  row along our road..well my FIL had alzheimers and took the riding mower and mowed them down..but 2 survived..and they are growing nicely..i do think they did have the root and shoot coming out the same spot..i don't remember if I planted them any special way, I think I just put them fairly shallow in the soil with some foresty duff over them and a little soil and they sent their root where they wanted to put it..one is about 40 to 50 feet high now..the other that got mowed worse is about 30'
 
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