It’s that time of the year when all of the Eastern Red Cedar seeds that have been laying on the ground since last summer begin to sprout. I have thousands of them all over the layout and yard. Here is what they look like when they first sprout.
Each year I transplant some into peat pots with potting soil. Here are a few I did today.
I’ll water them in real good and leave them sitting here on the picnic table for a few days. This area gets partial sun. After they get accustomed to their new soil, I’ll plant the pots in a temporary unused section of the layout until I need them. In the following photo, the tree in the center is an Eastern Red Cedar I grew from a seedling four years ago. The trees on either side are Alberta Spruce.
They’re pretty good looking trees IMHO. In fact, I like them better than the Spruces. And best of all … they’re free and plentiful.