I’m Growing A Cherry Tree – Jon’s Garden

I think I might be a little obsessed with growing things. Everything that produces a seed that comes into the house I need to immediately plant those seeds in the ground.

Well, the lady brought cherries from the market yesterday so now I’m in the process of germinating 14 seed from the cherries she’s eaten already. Also, there is a mandate in the house to NOT throw away the seeds until I have inspected them!

So now I have 8 seeds going the stratification process.  Seeds need to go through the same processes they would normally go through in nature. For cherry seeds, they go through a cold period and that is simulated by putting the seeds in the refrigerator. I had to do the same with my apple seeds. You can check out how they are doing here.

The other 5 I’ll just experiment with other forms of germinating in hopes to speed up the process.

How To Geminate Cherry Seeds

I’m Growing An Apple Tree

Started germinating apple seeds from a store-bought apple. The plan is to grow at least one apple tree. I’m pretty excited to see them start to germinate. I learned that it’s best to germinate then in the refrigerator. Keeping them in the refrigerator simulates cold stratifying. Certain seeds naturally go through a winter phase where they are in the ground during the winter months and slowly germinate then when the weather gets warmer the germination process seeds up. It was quite an interesting thing to learn.