My tree seedlings have started sprouting! On Sunday, I checked in the morning and there was nothing...then in the afternoon 5 had broken the surface. Now 30 have emerged! It's so exciting to see how many are there each day. My newest challenge is to not over or under water them. I am trying not to over-think it, they make it on their own outside so my goal is to not smother them.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Spring is just about here and after 30 long days in the fridge my Douglas fir seeds are finally ready to plant! The seed planting ended up taking a bit longer than I expected. Finding 120 tiny brown seeds in a bag of soil is quite a time-consuming process. Luckily I was able to get Tim to help me and together we found 118 of the 120 seeds. I planted the seeds in two different containers so that I can put them in separate growing conditions to see what works best. Now I just have to wait 15 - 30 days for them to pop up. Hopefully it's sooner rather than later. I can't wait to see if they all germinate or not - crossing my fingers that they all do.
That's not all the planting that happened this week. To my delight, I found several fir seedlings in my parents backyard. They popped up on their own and were in danger of being trampled so we transplanted them into pots as backups if all mine don't grow. They look like tiny little fir branches - very adorable. Now I'm even more excited for mine to emerge!