- Collect green acorns that you gather during the fall. Remember to
pick the ones that are free from worms, holes or fungus.
- Put them in a buck of water for a couple of minutes. Throw out the ones that float.
- Now take the good acorns out (the ones that did not float) and place them in a large zipper bag with damp sawdust.
– Place the acorns in the zipper bag and place them in the refrigerator for a month or more.
— About December you should see a root end beginning to crack through and when this happens, your acorn can be planted.
- You will need to plant each acorn in a 2-inch diameter deep pot. This is so that the tap root can grow. Place the acorn about 2-4 inches below the surace with the root facing down and water regularly.
- The oak has grown about a foot, which usually takes about one year, it can be planted into the ground.
- Or plant the acorns directly into the ground by clearing a 2×2 foot area. Then place two acorns into that space, with one or two inches of soil on top.
If you cannot find acorns, and you live in the continental United States, please email me and we will see if we can find you some and mail them to your home!