Oak seeds growing

im trying to grow oak seeds like this in water. anyone knows than this way is worked or no?
q oak seeds growing
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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 26, 2017
    avacodoes pits get that treatment....burry the oak seed...acorn about 2 inches down in a cup of potting mix...

    • Brent Baxter Brent Baxter on Dec 26, 2017
      Every spring, I have oak seeds sprouting on my back lawn thanks to my neighbors HUGE oak trees. I have to manually pull them out and toss them away. they are only just beneath the surface so a little dirt and water should do the trick.

  • Leslie Florence Leslie Florence on Dec 26, 2017
    I grew a couple of maples last year, I just put the seed in dirt, should work the same for am oak I would think

  • Diane Hamilton Hinkle Diane Hamilton Hinkle on Dec 26, 2017
    Squirrels work as soon as acorns fall to bury as many as possible. They are not buried very deep and almost all sprout. In the springtime I must pull them all up or my lawn would be a forest. Just put them in a pot with soil, cover and water once a week. They should be left outside.

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Dec 26, 2017
      I am surrounded by oak trees and I do not need to do this to sprout them, just pull them up from where the squirrels stashed them and replant where you want them and give them water until they start growing.

  • Jean Jean on Dec 26, 2017
    I read about (but haven't yet tried) sprouting peach pits and THAT process is long and involved so this can't be much harder. Oak saplings sprout all over in my woods here, you know (lol), under oak trees. I dig them up and transplant them to where I want them. Some survive, some don't. But I never grew one from an acorn myself. I'd think under an inch or so of dirt with a weekly watering while left on a sunny part of your outdoor patio or deck would do it. If the squirrels don't find it. Good luck! JH

  • Linda Rankin Linda Rankin on Dec 26, 2017
    It should be easy...I wonder if you can design it into a bonsai tree. Could be an interesting project. Just keep the pot small to keep the tree small.

  • Ste23669276 Ste23669276 on Dec 26, 2017
    put a piece of screen wire over the pot that you plant the acorn in. That will keep the squirrels from digging up the acorn before it sprouts. remove the screen wire after it sprouts.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Dec 26, 2017
    I wonder if being in water will make the acorns rot before they sprout. I always started mine by waiting till the out shell cracked from drying, then planted in a small pot with soil that I kept from drying out, maybe watering 2x/week. If the shell isn't cracked by April, you could try cracking it a bit to see if that will jump start things. They don't really like being indoors unless you live in long freezing winters. You could grow a dwarf size in a pot but true bonsai are made by meticulously trimming the roots-lot of specialized work.I grow 'memory' trees, which are the seeds from trees where I have lived,like Japanese maple, oak, etc.

  • Terri Connors Terri Connors on Dec 27, 2017
    The town i live in is covered in Oak trees. It's literally against the law to cut them down or do anything to destroy them. They're protected here.