planting a christmas tree from seed

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planting a christmas tree from seed

Post: #44206 Annpan
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:54 pm

This is my baby's first christmas and I have had an idea of planting a pine-cone on christmas day (in a pot in the house- we don't have a garden or suitable window-ledge) We will be moving in the next year so it can go outside in the future.

I thought as it grows we can decorate it and use it as our christmas tree in a good few years.

Would this work? Any tips on how to get it growing?

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Post: #44207 red
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:02 pm

great idea - word of warning tho - my parents planted a horsechestnut when my son was born - when the cows ate the top off it.. at the same time my son became quite ill. its spooked me ever since... if you are not careful you give yourself an emotional burden!
You can buy Christmas tree seeds at garden centre in the novelty section - I have tried these and it failed - I spose it would be better to approach a pukka tree nursery and ask them
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Post: #44208 Boots
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:02 pm

Hi Ann,
That seemed like a great idea, until I found this...

[url][Takes a lotta time....][url]http://www.desertmud.com/articles_details/ArticleID/1[/url][/url]
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Post: #44209 Annpan
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:18 pm

After reading that link it seems pretty impossible to do what I wanted :(

I had a few pine cones in the house and I noticed when I dropped them that seeds fell out of the gaps (they looked a bit lke sycamore seeds)

I might just try to plant them, and add some hope.

re. getting emotionally attached... Thats a toughy...maybe if the tree does get trampled by a cow, its just a sign that you live too near angry cows. :wink:

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Post: #44217 Boots
Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:49 pm

Well, if you already have the seeds out, I'd say you are ahead of the 8 ball, and you clearly are not afraid of cows. So, go for it!

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Post: #44296 the.fee.fairy
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:32 am

you can get a kit from Hawkins bizarre (www.hawkins.co.uk...i think) that is for growing a christmas tree from seed.

Might be worth a try!


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