Greetings to everyone, I have not been here for a long time on the forum. At least I did not write on topics. As I said I would take pictures of my progress and make a topic. To note that I do not have photos from the beginning because my mobile phone was stolen and photos lost.
So here it is the rest.
As u can see my seedlings are not so big. Im happy that i have some at all. The weather was very weird this year. They started to emerge from soil very late. It may be my fault that I did not place them in a better location, but it was only free and safe that no one would touch them.
The order is a little confused, but you will understand which of the periods are based on the number and size of the plants. I’m putting photos here for the first time
Here are the last photos. Some of them were very late with sprouting.
Also I dig up some of the nuts and few was bad, but one is good. At least I think like that. Today I put that in a pot and I’ll see what will happen. Not to forget, I did not fertilize them at all. IMG_20180923_173129|690x920
Of 67 came out 20 with including this one with just a couple of inches. I put them in lines of 10. I also planted a couple of other nuts and I have 7 Heartnut and 3 F2 Selbher hickory seedlings.
Pictures of them
Thank you. As an amateur I am satisfied at the end. Maybe some sprout out next year, half of the nuts is in the ground
I read how @Fusion_power did it and I was thrilled with the results to be honest.
I have a question about what to do now with seedlings. Do I leave them here for another year or have them transferred to a better location where they will have full sunshine? I also plan to fertilize them.
For the size seedlings, it would be best if they can stay where they are for another year. Just be sure to dig them at the end of next fall. Pecan seedlings can grow very rapidly once established and easily get too big to transplant.
Please work out a way to fertilize them next spring. Cow or horse manure are excellent fertilizers for nut trees.
they can stay where they are. but it will not have much light, because there is an apple tree above it, and it is quite large. its blocking the sun a lot. I can find fertilizer because I’m surrounded by villages. Will it be good sheep manure also?
Pecan seedlings are very tolerant of shade, but they will not grow as vigorously as they would if in full sun. Use your discretion. If there is plenty of room for the seedlings, then transplant the largest and leave the smaller to grow another year. Yes, sheep manure works well as fertilizer. Do not apply it next to the stem of the tree. Work it into the soil a few inches away from the stem.
article has a detailed description of the tree, nuts, leaves, etc. and the most important things are also translated in English. A friend of mine was able to get some nut and tasted it to see if it would germinate.
It is time to update this topic. This year I have received a lot of pecans, big thanks goes again to Dax.
This time I did things a little different. I store all of pecans in a refrigerator. After that I scarify some of them and put them all in moistened soil and keep them in warm and sunny place. This spring was totally strange. It was very cold,rainy with a lot of late frosts and planting season was prolonged a lot. Germination rate was very promising.
About half was germinated and half wasnt. I put them in soil very late, I was trying to find them some good space and in the end I put them in my sisters yard. They had some unused piece, luckily for me.
What a joy! Probably more of them will emerge, I just have to wait. They will not have much time to grow but maybe summer will be long enough, it wouldnt surprise me.
Those hickories from some previous photo I get from my friend, he bought them in USA and none of them are showing any signs of germination.
Like this, and this one is from this year. I put it in some container bags I bought from china.
I have slow germination of pawpaw,d.virginiana,pecan and chestnut in them. I had to put them in shade cause after few hours in full sun they was completely dry.
I dont know what is going on whit this two. I thought that little one was dead but apparently wasnt, and this with yelow leaves is enigma for me. Maybe I put the fertilizer too close to the tree, not sure.