How To Grow A Tree From Seed

If you can try planting several seeds to make sure at least one germinates.

1. Put some stones at the bottom of the pot and fill it almost to the top with compost.

2. Plant the seeds about 2cm deep, then press down the compost and water it thoroughly.

3. Put the pot outside in a shady corner. Cover the top with wire mesh to stop birds and animals getting to the seeds.

4. Check it every week to make sure the soil hasn’t dried out. Be careful not to over-water it.

5. As the seed starts to sprout in spring, keep an eye on the growth. Re-pot the shoot into larger pots as it grows. Once it reaches 40cm, find a suitable place to transfer it into the ground.

6. If you think it may be at risk from rabbits or mice, you could add protection around it.

7. As your seeds start to grow, keep them sheltered during winter to protect them from frost or bring them indoors for added protection.

8. When your sapling is ready to plant in the ground. Chose a place to plant your tree wisely.