I have a couple questions. I've been growing an apple tree I started
from seed in a pot for several months. It's still pretty small, maybe
4 inches tall, but it has lots of small leaves on it. Should I put it
in a bigger pot, or has its growth been stunted for some other reason?
It's still really small-looking for the pot it's in (a 6 inch pot, I
Also, what's the best route to go about overwintering it? I have a
few months, yet, but I don't think it's going to get much bigger and I
wouldn't want it to die if I put it in the ground. Can I just keep it
inside and hope for the best (I've had plants die over the winter
indoors, possibly from lack of sufficient light?), or is there
something else I could do?
I'm not really sure if this is the right place for these questions, so
if not, could someone direct me to the appropriate group? Many thanks
firstname.lastname@example.org (Patrick) wrote in message
I've been growing an apple tree I started
Something I learned from being an avid houseplant grower is that the
diameter of your pot should be 1/3 the height of your plant.
Otherwise, the plant will be forced to grow new roots if the pot is
too big, rather than foliage. If the pot is too small, it will also
be stunted simply because the roots are trying to grow outside the
pot. You would see roots coming out of the bottom if this occurred.
Don't expect your seedling apples to taste anything like the apple they came
Then again, you may get very, very, lucky and come up with a new variety that
good, but don't count on it.
Beth Pierce wrote:
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