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Preparation and planting for Japanese Pine Seeds

Hiya, I bought some Japanese Pine seeds off of Aliexpress for £0.12 for a bit of an experiment, and want to know the best way to prepare them for planting, what will be the best conditions for planting, and when the  best time is to plant... please don't hate on me for buying from Aliexpress it was just for an experiment, and I'm totally ok if none of the seeds are viable they were only 12p after all...

All answers are much appreciated, Archie Saunders

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Last edited: 20 March 2017 17:46:10


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,065

    I've grown Scots pine from seed and it was pretty easy, so might work for you.  I simply filled a pot with seed compost, watered it, sowed the seeds on the surface and covered with about a quarter of an inch of grit.  They were then left outside and randomly germinated over a few months.  Somewhere around 20% of the seeds germinated if I recall.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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