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In this post I'll teach you the procedure I followed to easily germinate apple seeds at home. This is a simple way to get your organic apple tree, if the apple you use is organic the seeds you will use will also be organic seeds! You can also try strawberry seed germination, pineapple seed germination, tomato seed germination, cotton seed germination, finally lemon seed germination and now ginger germination. More to come next spring!
- The first tree died, I think because its root system was too weak. I had 4 small apple trees, all in the same place, and watered at the same time but when I came back from the weekend only the first (which had the smallest set of roots, as the others had been kept longer to grow them) had died, I think excess heat and lack of water.
- Do not remove the seed cover until it is not completely necessary, by that time it will fall just touching it. Also if you keep them longer in the bag, they will grow longer and break it.
- For the first days after planting, water just a little every day (one or two teaspoons). After that, wait for the soil to dry completely before watering it again.
- By the way, the first leaves to appear (which have the shape of the seed, more or less) are called cotyledons, and will eventually fall. Real leaves of the tree don't look like them (take a look at the last picture).
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