Your seeds do not need any preparation before sowing.
Pellet Preparation and Sowing Seeds:
We currently plant the trees through tree planting projects in Tanzania, Haiti, Philippines, Madagascar, Kenya, Nepal, Ethiopia and Uganda. When you register your unique codes you will see in which country we’ve planted the trees.
Most of the tree species we select start to germinate between 2 to 6 weeks. You can keep the tree growing in it’s growing pot for many months. You can also transplant it to a bigger plant pot and keep it in doors ongoing or until it’s a good time of year to plant outside. They are very adaptable. Herb and flower seeds germinate and grow much faster.
The seeds collected are from wild stands and in most cases, we can even confirm the name of the collector and location of the cone collection. They are not genetically modified.
Yes you can. Many of our customers have reported more than one tree seedling growing from one Tree Kit. This is very likely to happen as there are 6 to 10 seeds in each kit.
You can split the seedlings up and transplant to seperate containers. You must do this carefully and it is best to complete the transplanting when the seedlings are less than 4 weeks old from germination and have not started to produce lateral roots.
When transplanting, make sure you keep the young, juvenile root system straight and try not to bend the bottom part of the tap root.
Any fertilizer will do that has an N-P-K amount (Nitrogen – Phosphorous – Potassium) – the key ingredients to the natural building blocks of plants to facilitate photosynthesis.
Simple go to your local grocery store or garden centre where you can find a small bottle of fertilizer (Fertilizers can be purchased as a liquid or as a granular item). Mix the fertilizer with water before applying it to the soil around your tree.
This is a moisture mold due to lack of UV light (from lack of Sun), and it is usually harmless to the seedling. This may occur if the globes are placed near the window and get very hot, during the germination period, before the seedling has sprouted. Moisture mold can be eliminated by spraying a little hydrogen peroxide or the suns UV rays will kill the moisture mold as well.
Once the seeds start to germinate you should remove the top half of the globe used to cover the growing pot and place the seedling in a well lit area so that it receives lots of sun light. The edges will dry out and any mold will disappear.
If you have lots of mold you can:
Each Tree Kit/Growing Kit contains a Growing Pellet in a netted sack (which allows the roots to breathe), 3 – 10 tree seeds (depending on the species and germination rates), growing instructions and a unique code to register online. The unique helps you to create a planting page and see where we also plant a tree for you in a developing country. Read more
Yes. All our Growing Kits are environmentally friendly. In fact, every element is either biodegradable or compostable.