Growing Kit Instructions

Step 1: Make a Tree Post first.

Before you start to grow your tree make a Tree Post. You’ll see where we plant your matching tree around the world. You can update your post later with more photos and share it to show you care. When you’ve made a Tree Post then go the Growing Instructions.

1. Make a Tree Post   2. Go to Instructions
You Plant You Post You Replant We Plant

Step 2: Seed Preparation

Some seeds need special preparation to germinate before you sow them.

A

No prep needed

  • Empress Tree
  • Stone Pine
  • Redwood
  • Sourwood
You’re Ready to Sow!
B

Soak for 24hrs

  • Blue Spruce
  • White Spruce
  • Red Spruce
  • Crape Myrtle
  • California Fan Palm
  • Orchid Tree
  • Western Red Cedar
Prep B Video
C

Soak for 24hrs in Boiled Water

  • Sabal Palm
  • Thornless Honey Locust
  • Western Redbud
Prep C Video

Step 2: Seed Preparation B

If your tree kit has “Seed Prep. B” on the lid you must prepare your seed as detailed here before sowing. This includes seed species like Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Northern Catalpa, California Fan Palm…

  • Add warm tap water to a cup.
  • Add seeds and soak for 24 hours. If seeds are packaged in a biodegradable veggie capsule, remove seeds from capsule first.
Next Step

Step 2: Seed Preparation C

If your tree kit has “Seed Prep. C” on the lid you must prepare your seed as detailed here before sowing. For seed species like Cabbage Palm, Thornless Honeylocust and Western Redbud…

  • Boil water first and then let it cool down a bit, for approximately 5 minutes. The water must be very hot, approximately 195ºF (90ºC). Do not boil the seed in the water!
  • Add the boiled water to a cup. Be very careful!
  • Add seeds and soak for 24 hours. If seeds are packaged in a biodegradable veggie capsule, remove seeds from packaging first.
Next Step

Step 3: Sow Seed

If your tree kit has “Seed Prep. A” on the lid your seeds do not need any preparation before sowing.  Check Here

Pellet Preparation and Sowing Seeds.

  • Soak growing pellet, dimple side up, in luke warm tap water for 10 minutes.
  • Empty excess water and gently squeeze the expanded growing pellet to introduce some air.
  • If seeds are packaged, remove seeds from packaging first.
  • Add seeds and push just below the surface. 
  • Lid on and keep it moist and warm. Approximately 70-80ºf (20-27ºc)