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Pine tree from seed 1 month 4 days ago #72742

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So I got a bonsai pine tree seed set for my birthday.
The only instructions is to place in a wet tissue and into a cold area for 2-5 weeks and then pot it.
I have no clue what im really doing, I have read the info on the site but not sure how to start.
I have always been interested in bonsai trees though and really want to try growing from a seed.

I'm in the south east of England

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Pine tree from seed 1 month 4 days ago #72743

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You did not get bonsai seeds, but overprized normal tree seeds. Just put them in a pot and place outdoors. Nature now how to stratify seeds.

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Pine tree from seed 1 month 4 days ago #72745

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I know they're not bonsai seeds and they weren't expensive in the slightest.
I just wasn't sure if I should just plant them straight away or if I do need to put them in a cold area first as its not cold here at all yet.

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Pine tree from seed 1 month 4 days ago #72746

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Recomended cold stratification for pine seeds is below 5 degrees for at least 3 months. If you dont get that outdoors then you might want to concider putting the seeds in the refrigerator during winter.
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Pine tree from seed 1 month 4 days ago #72747

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Yeah we don't go below 5 here that often, so I will place the seeds in the fridge first, then pot and place outside

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