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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Hi everyone, I wanted to show an update to the video I made for planting desert trees from seed. These mesquite tree seedlings are doing wonderful, and were easy to sprout. And of course they were free. Be careful cutting the seeds from the pods with scissors, some people instead put several pods in a bag and lightly strike them with a hammer. I usually cut a tiny piece off the tip of the seed so water can get in. Soak in a cup of water 4-8 hours. I place about 5-8 seeds per one gallon container, one inch deep, well dampened soil, and cover it with a piece of plastic wrap and a rubber band, then place in the shade. They will come up within a week. Keep moist, and out of direct light for a month or so, especially in the Summer. Today it’s 114F so far the hottest day of the year. Poke some hole in the plastic after they sprout, remove it when they are 2-3 inches tall. Don’t let the seedlings dry out, they may die. The seed pods are often made into flour, and the mature wood is prized for firewood. Native to the SW, and drought tolerant once established. They can grow very fast with regular watering. Thanks for watching, please see my other desert plant videos, mostly cacti vids. Ask questions, I will try to answer them. Keith in AZ Video Rating: / 5


  • Groovyman 1968 4 years ago

    I just posted a video of about a dozen of these planted in the ground.

  • Michele Mikala Ross 4 years ago

    What type of mesquite trees are they? Are these Chilean Mesquites?

  • Desert Plants of Avalon 4 years ago

    They are doing so well Keith and look so wonderful 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and have a FAB filled Sunday ahead XXXXX <3

  • Groovyman 1968 4 years ago

    Some mesquite trees I grew from seed. Thanks for watching and please rate, comment, and subscribe. Keith-

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