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Old 13.04.2018, 13:41
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

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Best way to germinate a pip is to stick it in compost and keep it moist. Now is the right time of year so don't wait too long.


From experience, the toughest time for apple seedlings is the first year. so be sure to take good care during the first year and make sure it always has sufficient moisture, etc and that you keep caterpillars, aphids and other nasties away from it. If it survives the first year, at the end of which it will set its first wood, it will probably go on to grow into a nice tree.
och, nice to see the word pip, its been a while.


I was going to plant it in one of those really small plastic pots/vases and let it grow, and then move it to a larger pot as it grows. The idea for the moment is to keep it as a pot plant, albeit a large one, but indoors for at least a year or two. The fact that it may or won't produce fruit is not that important, the idea was to keep this tree going "in memory of" the reason it was first planted in 1931.


Thanks again.
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