Baby tree alert!

Baby tree alert!

The top pic is of tamarack seedlings, which I’ve finally succeeded in germinating. I collected the seeds in the fall of 2017, stratified them in a container of moist sphagnum in the garage, and brought them indoors in mid-March. Now, a few weeks later, five seedlings are up. I’m not sure yet how I’m going to transfer them to a deeper container, but keeping sphagnum consistently moist is tricky and they’ll need a different medium soon.

In the bottom pic are Forelle pears, which I started stratifying on 1-6-18 in the fridge, and which just germinated this week. There are five seeds in this pot, but only four are up so far, as the last had only just started growing a root when I potted them up.