We sure have been busy here on the homestead and with the thought of our 2016 garden exciting us we decided to try planting apple trees and pear trees from seed! As many of our readers know we rent the land we are currently using and so do not want to invest in a ton of fruit trees that won't benefit us in years to come. So while doing my seed orders I was eating an apple and that's when I came up with a bright idea...Let's plant the seeds!
By planting our apple and pear seeds and letting them grow we have more time to tend to them before having to put them in the ground, this way we will be moving with buckets if all goes well this season instead of trees.
We read up on planting from seed and how they tell you to freeze the seed for so many months before planting but I couldn't be bothered, the hubby brought in some soil from outside (because it has been such a mild winter) and we planted the seeds a week and a half later we had two seed sprouts! So thrilled that it worked we grabbed a bunch of containers and got the children to eat a few apples and pears and planted a bunch more!
Now as the seeds begin to sprout the children are learning and charting the growth as these trees will be theirs in the future.
I do say it is such a great feeling when you can plant a seed and watch it grow