This cute little kit contains a peat pot, a pressed seed-starting pellet, a packet of sycamore seeds, and an interesting little book on facts and mythology about the sycamore. And so, we will be growing a sycamore tree.
Sycamores are a favorite of my husband, but he and I both learned a few things from this little book. I always think of the sycamore as a huge, fast-growing tree, but was surprised to learn that it can be bonsaied and grown in a pot if you trim its roots as it matures.
We are planning to try to sprout our new tree in a south-facing window this winter, while we scout out potential locations for its permanent home. Sycamore seeds take quite a while to sprout (about 9 weeks according to this book), and they’ve given us enough seeds to try twice. If none of the seeds sprout, we can notify them and get more seeds. How nice is that?
If they sprout, I’ll post an update as we plant – maybe in time for Arbor Day?
In the mean time, we’ve got a nice learning opportunity for my son, and a fun little activity. Kudos for an original gift to go along with all the holiday candy.