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#3183401 - 03/04/13 06:41 PM Re: Dunstans from seed doing good [Re: Jarred525]
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 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
I would love to do this. Where do you get the seeds and can you tell us more about how you did it.


I got them off EBay by the pound.

I take two deep plastic totes from walmart that fit one inside the other. The one that is in the inside tote I drill several 1/8" holes in to let water drain into the bottom tote. I them fill the inside tote with pro-mix potting mix, and press the seed in until they are just covered with soil. I water them about every other week.
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#3183406 - 03/04/13 06:45 PM Re: Dunstans from seed doing good [Re: TS_13]
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 Originally Posted By: TS_13
Looks good! Are you going to direct plant or summer them in pots?


Unless they get really big, I will take the inter tote out of the other tote, and keep them in it until next Feb. and them pot them in 3 gal. Root Trapper II pots for a year or two.
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#3183410 - 03/04/13 06:47 PM Re: Dunstans from seed doing good [Re: TNlandowner]
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 Originally Posted By: TNlandowner
The young trees are looking great! Here's a pic of a few of their 7 week old siblings. Sure hope we continue seeing great results.





Looks like your are doing really good. I think most of mine were planted about a month before yours. I bet you growing room is warmer than mine. Mine stays around 60 to 65 most of the time.
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#3183729 - 03/05/13 03:36 AM Re: Dunstans from seed doing good [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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"I bet your growing room is warmer than mine. Mine stays around 60 to 65 most of the time."

Yes Sir, You are correct. This is a heavily insulated office out in my shop (AKA Man-cave). I keep the temperature between 68 - 74. My three plant lights run 18 hrs each day.

I should lower the temperature to slow the tree growth a bit. As you can see,I'm quickly running out of space. I will not be able to move the trees outside for another 5 - 6 weeks.

Did you notice the short white oak trees in the bottom right side of the image? The Dunstans absolutely tripled the White Oak's initial growth rate. I won't know until transplanting, but I assume the oak trees will have better root development.
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