Operation Tree Power

Operation Tree Power

Apple and Orange seeds, ready to go.

People in our area say that a man should plant at least one tree in his life. What they fail to mention is, that there always is a girl that raises that tree from a tiny core first. =p I love to raise stuff from cores, especially from stuff I purchased at the grocery store, like apples, oranges and peppers. Those come with free seeds, so why not use them. I fail at avocados tho, but have raised apple trees, a tangerine tree, bell peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins and watermelons. While the veggies are kinda common (a lot of people raise their own veggies every year), the trees are not that common. A lot of people have the mindset that it is not worth it to give it a try since it can take decades before there are fruits to be get, but I believe, every tree is worth raising. Besides raising a tree from a seed is an amazing journey. This time I gonna share it here

Ready to grow

Maybe you want to join me? So here is how I do it. Those of you who know me a bit, know that I hate any form of plastic (yeah even the so called “recycled” plastic, it’s still fucking plastic). When I work with seeds I love to use egg carton. That stuff is bio degradable. I cut of the top part and stack 2 or 3 to give it some stability. The lids serve as tray to keep everything tidy. I always love to cover the bottom with a layer of finely ground bio egg shells before I fill in the soil. Make a tiny depression with your finger, put in the seeds, cover them carefully with soil. Put your tiny tree nursery in a sunny spot and keep the soil moist (NOT wet). And then you wait and watch the magic happen. Starting tomorrow you can expect a new photo every day.

3 thoughts on “Operation Tree Power

  1. I have an orange tree that I have grown from seed. Very proud of that one! I am currently working on lemon seeds and an avocado pit. I start my seeds in dirt and a small glass yogurt jar. Happy growing!

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