Growing Baby Sequoia!

We went to California last fall, and one of the things I bought was a sequoia kit for growing them at home.

This spring, I set up the kit, stuck the seeds in the fridge for the required 21 days, and then transferred them under my grow light.

Two of them sprouted.

And they’re growing!  Tiny little sequoia trees!  They’re like an inch tall, and I LOVE them:


And the second one:


I haven’t decided what I’ll do with them once they’re getting bigger.  I suspect it will take a loooong time before I have to worry about planting them outside.  They will grow in Wisconsin – there are a few around the state and in Michigan.  The limit seems to be available water.

I live where one river flows into another, and water is literally bubbling out of the walls in our basement.  We have an artesian well a half block away.

I suspect water won’t be an issue.

But I’m so excited about these little guys.

This is the prank that keeps on going, and it could troll people living far beyond my life span.

Here’s the kit:


See the little dude looking up at the tree?  The size is NOT exaggeration.

Here’s a photo from our trip to see them:


The description:


About the trees:


And the little instruction manual:


The art is a little silly, but it’s worked so far.

I did buy a second kit too, so I can try again if things go south.  *smile*

What do you think I should do with these trees?  Where do you think would be a good idea to plant them?  Inquiring minds want to know!