Yup, you guessed it. I'm another sucker of one of those mini Bonsai kits.
I have researched them a little bit so I know not to expect much from a $6 box and I know that it is going to take years and years before it can resemble a bonsai. It's just for fun.
But fun or not I want to make sure that I germinate these seeds right!
The instruction booklet that came with the kit 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...)
I wanted to research bonsais a bit before I jumped right into starting. I have read 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 soon.
BUT! That does not mean I am giving up on this mini bonsai kit!