last fall i planted some apple seeds to see
what would happen. the method was simple.
scratch a line in the dirt, scatter seeds
along the line. cover with dirt. ignore for
the rest of the winter/spring/summer other
than to keep some weeds from taking over.
many of them sprouted and now i have several
dozen saplings from 40 - 100cm tall.
i know that many of them may never actually
bear edible fruits, but for animal fodder or
pectin production they might work out.
i'm not sure if i'll transplant them next year
or not. they won't stay where they are currently
at beyond next year no matter what. i don't need
apple trees in the garden.