Honestly, I have done my research and I know not to expect a whole lot from this $6 box, but it's for fun! I also understand that it takes many years to create the actual bonsai tree.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the kit, it contains an information/ instruction booklet, a tiny little pot, dehydrogenated soil, a really (really) crappy pair of scissors, 5 Jack Pine seeds and a little piece of paper claiming to replace the seeds if none sprout.
The instruction booklet says to soak the seeds for 24 hours. Wrap them in a damp paper towel put that into a plastic bag, seal and refrigerate for 7 days. (Then plant and etc. etc...)
Anyways, I wanted to do some research and found that Jack Pine seeds should stay in the fridge for closer to 3 months before planting and another person said to keep them in the fridge until you see a root sprout.... so I found this rather confusing.
I know not to plant until Spring but if I really should be keeping my seeds in the fridge for 3 months before planting, I need to get this cleared up soon! So I was wondering what you guys thought I should do.
Thank you for your time!
P.S. I know some of you will suggest buying a small tree and creating a Bonsai of it myself. Well, after all my research since I bought this kit, I have really became interested in this fascinating art. So I do plan on buying an indoor tree.
BUT! That does not mean I am giving up on this mini bonsai kit!