How to grow an acorn?

Alena Anisimova
Alena Anisimova
January 28, 2013
How to grow an acorn?

Oak - the sacred tree of many nations, including the ancient Celts and Slavs. In ancient times, he was worshiped as a great deity. To this day, he remains an unbreakable symbol of perseverance and masculinity. Therefore, it is not surprising that many people want to see this symbol of "impenetrability" in their garden plot or in the garden of a country house.

Get your own oak is not difficult. To do this, it is enough to know how to grow an acorn. Acorns from which oak can be grown should be harvested in autumn or spring under the canopy of healthy trees. Please note that the probability of germination of autumn acorns is only 10%. Those that you find in the spring will surely give a young sprout. True, it is quite difficult to find such acorns, as forest birds and rodents hunt them.

How to grow oak from acorn

In order for a tiny acorn to eventually turn into a luxurious tree, you need to know how to plant it correctly.The process itself is not complicated, but the germination of acorn can take a long time, so have patience. Acorns that you find should be washed thoroughly with soap. So you remove the harmful bacteria and various mold spores that can infect a young tree after germination. Fill the bucket with forest land mixed with forest leaves. Now the most important. It is necessary to plant an acorn correctly. We take 3-4 acorns and put them in a bucket, which had previously been filled with about 2/3 of the earth.

Acorns put horizontally, then sprinkled with earth to the top of the bucket. The acorn will sprout about two months. This is due to the fact that before sprouting, the oak must develop a good root system. Acorns well absorb water and love it very much, so make sure that the earth always remains wet.

After the tree sprouts, you can keep it in a pot for up to two years. After which you will need to land on a permanent place. It may happen that, due to the changed conditions, the tree discards leaves after transplanting. There is nothing wrong here. Very soon it will acclimatize and come back to normal.This can be avoided if you gradually "harden" the tree. To do this, it is enough from time to time to take the pot with the oak into the street.