I'm starting a new project that isn't really a bonsai tree but just a small tree in a pot. It doesn't require special knowledge and skill. It also grows a lot faster.
I got the idea from the "Blog Click" site.
The link on the blog: Maçã como plantar, How to plant apple. It's a good Brazilian site in Portuguese and English.
I started with two large Gala apples. The first one only had two seeds! I thought there would more.
I had better luck with the second apple.
I always have a problem with planting seeds and thinning the seedlings. Which seeds do I plant and which sprouts do I let live when I thin out the pot? Even though it can't be helped, it still feels a little sad, like I'm killing some of them.
I didn't use the two seeds from one apple because it seems to me there must be something wrong with producing only 2 seeds.
I read somewhere that if a seed floats in water instead of sinking; it may be empty. I don't know how true this is but I tried it anyway. I came up with 3 seeds.
Here's the video.
I'll show my progress in the next post.