I need specific advice for how to care for a baby walnut tree
. I'm here in Connecticut, so I'm thinking that it's specifically an English Walnut?? Well, let me first explain how this tree
came into my care.
This church near my house voted to cut this huge Walnut tree
down because it was droping walnuts on their memorial garden.... So my father, being into woodworking and collecting his own wood, some how came across this opportunity to obtain some free wood (apparently walnut is a very nice wood for woodworking).
Well these huge logs have been in our yard for about a week now, and these two sprouts grew right out of the side of one of them. Since I've recently taken an interest in plants
, and I want a bunch for my dorm room next semester, I decided to cut them off and thus save the tree
. I made a nice angular cut on each of them and put them in a jar with water, with the hope that they will sprout roots and I will be able to plant
them in soil shortly. Each of the cuttings is about 6'' in hieght with several branchings of leaves.
Here are my questions. Am I wasting my time by hoping they will sprout roots in water? I've cloned other smaller plants
(african violets) before, so I don't see why I can't do it with this walnut. If they will sprout roots, how long will it be? If and when they do sprout roots, how much soil should I plant
in, considering I would like to not have to change the pot for at least a year? How fast would these cuttings grow in a year? If I kept the cuttings indoors, would a nice sunny spot next to a window be sufficient? What kind of soil should I use? How often should I water? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.