May is the time of flowering chestnuts. What could be more beautiful than white candles of this beautiful tree? And then in his balls, similar to hedgehogs, brown shiny and smooth nuts ripen, from which this miracle grows.
Everyone in life should plant one tree, and not necessarily a man. So we can contribute to the greening of the land and the revival of nature. Chestnut requires attention and care, it is not so easy to germinate, but if you have patience and learn some features, it will not be difficult to grow it. If you decide to plant a chestnut, it remains only to find out how best to germinate it, so that it will grow into a real handsome man and delight everyone around.
How to quickly germinate chestnut?
Chestnut can be germinated in several ways: which one to choose depends on where you want the tree to grow and where it will be easier for you to care for it.
- For a faster method, but unfortunately less effective, will need several large chestnut nuts. It is best to pick those that have long lie under a tree, such chestnuts are best suited for germination. They germinate faster, because they have a thin skin that quickly cracks into 3 parts.
- Then pick a place to land. The land here should be with loam or sand and not too wet - the chestnut does not like when it is damp.
- After selecting a suitable ground and place, dig a hole 5 cm deep and place a chestnut in it. Pour it over and seal it a little.
- Cover the landing area with leaves falling to the ground.
- The chestnut will take root faster if 1 cm of the top layer of the earth is from the place where you collected chestnuts.
If you decide to prefer this method of germinating and planting chestnut, then make sure that rodents are not dug out chestnuts. To do this, spray the place with a special liquid that scares off rodents.
How to sprout a chestnut at home?
- To germinate a chestnut at home, take a medium sized pot.Add lightly wet sand or sawdust to the loam.
- Place the gathered chestnuts in the ground to a depth of 4 cm.
- Clean the pot for a month in the fridge or on the balcony to keep it cool.
- After that, put the pot on the window sill, and as soon as the soil begins to dry, water it.
- When a young chestnut has its first 2 leaves, transplant it into the garden or into a large pot. Replant with a clod of earth that protects delicate roots.
- If desired, you can prune the roots, just a little. In general, when transplanting, take care of the seedling, chestnut is sensitive enough.
How to sprout a chestnutuseful tips
- Chestnut seeds should not be too dry, otherwise they may not germinate.
- For To make sure the chestnut seeds are ripe, put them in a container of water.. If the nuts are floating, then they have a minimal chance to germinate. The best for planting will be chestnut nuts, which drowned.
- If you want to plant several chestnuts, remember that a large tree needs about 5 m around. This will allow the tree to form a beautiful spreading crown.
- The place is best to choose the sun, but the tree will bring the partial shade too.
- Choose a place to germinate chestnuts, protected from the wind. Trees themselves should be fertilized once every 3 years, and do not forget to water in time.
- If you want to grow chestnuts, which will be edible, after the chestnut gets stronger, it must be grafted.
- At 7 years after planting chestnuts begin to bloom.
How to sprout a chestnut in the garden?
Carefully select a future chest spot. At the end of autumn, decide where the adult tree would look best. To sprout a chestnut, it must be kept in the cold for 2 months.
First in the shape of a cubedig a hole of 60 cm. Then mix the ground with a pound of dolomite flour and humus. After preparing the substrate, make the edges of the hole 5 cm higher. Put some sand and sawdust on the bottom. Put the chestnut nut in the hole. Sprinkle with earth, foliage and sawdust, lightly press the ground. Or you can wrap a nut in gauze dipped in water and put it in the fridge where it will sprout. After this, you can plant a sprouted chestnut in a well prepared as described above.
How to germinate chestnut: folk method
- To germinate chestnut folk method, select large chestnuts, prepare a pound of sand and several plastic bags dense.
- Chestnuts better to collect in the fall under the trees. They must be intact and intact.
- Pour the sand in a double bag and pour it with water to make it wet. Now put there chestnuts and tightly tie the package. It will not allow moisture to evaporate.
- Then place the chestnut bag in the fridge for 3 months. After 2 months, see if the chestnut has sprouted. If necessary, add a little more water to make the sand wet again.
- As soon as the chestnut grows, if it is still cold outside, plant it in a pot. Stop the choice on a plastic pot: when it is time to transplant, you can simply cut and remove it without damaging the roots.
- At the bottom of the pot sprinkle drainage, in the form of small pebbles. Put a little bit of earth, place chestnuts and gently sprinkle with earth.
Chestnuts are in bloom - it is harder to find a beautiful species in spring. White candles, patterned green leaves, everything creates a feeling of warmth. And the fall brown chestnut nuts in autumn, attracting brown skinned, and ask to be picked up and planted.
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In addition to beauty, chestnut and its fruits have healing properties that can help cope with various diseases (for more, read the article Horse Chestnut: Application and Useful Properties). All this speaks in favor of planting such a beautiful tree in his country house or in the alley next to the house. It remains only to choose the right seeds and learn how to germinate chestnut on their own. Having chosen the most suitable option for yourself, following the recommendations, in the spring you will see a young shoot of this tree.