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johan  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: One day, a mighty oak.

Disclaimer: I only know this works for European cold-temperate oaks. The Quercus genus has hundreds of species with Mexico having the most species.

I don’t have any direct experience sprouting acorns, but you might have just gotten a dud or, depending on the species, you need to put it in the fridge for a while to mimick the cold period it would experience in nature to wake it from hibernation. Bonus tip for growing your mighty oak a little bit faster: plant it together with a nurse tree of a faster growing species so it gets some competition for light, as well as a bit of protection from the wind. Around here birch or larch are commonly planted together with oak like this, the nurse tree gets removed after a couple of years. This also reduces the risk of multiple trunks, if that’s something you want to avoid.

johan  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalism

johan  ·  622 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2017

Last week was really warm so I went and got my hair cut for the first time in almost three years.

Oops.

zebra2  ·  622 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Are you not happy with it or just in shock?

johan  ·  622 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just in shock, I haven't been this short-haired since I was in fourth grade. My hair dryer catching fire a couple of months ago might have influenced the decision to go short, washing it is certainly a lot quicker now!