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Setup for growing Oak, Hickory and Walnut from seed

Posted by trooper4985 5a (My Page) on
Tue, May 17, 11 at 9:32

I'm finally going to take the plunge and start trying to grown my own seedlings on a large scale from the trees that are located on my farm. I have come up with the idea of multiple tables (approx 4'X8') with a heavy duty mesh bottom and protected with heavy duty mesh cover to protect from the squirels (who have dug up every but I have ever planted).

I have been looking at Stuewe & Sons site for pots. I'm trying to decide between the TP414 and the TP616 from

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Setup for growing Oak, Hickory and Walnut from seed

I think I would go with the 414. Be sure to order the appropriate trays. I assume you have done the research indicating you have a market for your seedlings. Al

RE: Setup for growing Oak, Hickory and Walnut from seed

Thanks for the input.... my market is about 50 acres of open field that I want to slowly fill with trees for wildlife and privacy purposes... I have no intention of selling anything... just don't want to keep paying $66/100 seedlings every spring when I can break even in 4 years or less.

RE: Setup for growing Oak, Hickory and Walnut from seed

Just wondering, but if you have adult trees, don't you get a fair number of volunteers that could be transplanted? I have two hickories and an oak on my small urban property, and I'm forever yanking out seedlings. That would seem an easier way to go to me.

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