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    Lesley81 is offline Germinator
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    Question Orange tree sapling...?

    Hi all,

    This is my first question and as i am new to the forum & gardening, I apologise if I've asked in the wrong place or if it has been asked before.

    I recently planted a few orange pips from a fruit I had eaten, placing them in a propogator on my kitchen window sill.

    One of the seeds has sprouted and seems to be doing quite well.

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    I'm not sure whether I should take the lid off of the pot now it has grown and whether I should keep it indoors or pop it in the greenhouse for a short time.

    If anyone has any tips on bringing this orange sapling on, then I would be really grateful.

    I should just add that the windowsill in my kitchen doesn't get any direct sunlight, throughout the day, although is quite warm.

    Thanks in advance

    Lesley

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    I'd vote for the greenhouse - light is important - just make sure it doesn't dry out and keep it up off the ground so it doesn't get munched by mice or something - little suspended shelf may be ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    I'd vote for the greenhouse - light is important - just make sure it doesn't dry out and keep it up off the ground so it doesn't get munched by mice or something - little suspended shelf may be ?
    That sounds good, I have a small three shelf greenhouse, so I can put it up off the ground easily. Thank you 😊🌱
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    No worries - no idea what you're supposed to do with it later in the season - may be someone who has grown them through the year before will have some advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    No worries - no idea what you're supposed to do with it later in the season - may be someone who has grown them through the year before will have some advice.
    My plan was to bring it indoors over winter to keep it out of the cold, but will have to wait and see how it grows over the next few months 🤞🏻

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    Keep it in he greenhouse to give higher humidity, hotter the better ( within reason.... ), dont prune it at all you need to let it row if you want it to ever fruit ( about 10 years if unpruned..... )once it gets a foot or so high pot it up by about 2 inches bigger pot, , then again about 2 inch more on the pot size every year never more and always let the compost
    dry out at the top before watering again wwith dilute citrus feed and dont sit it in a saucer of water
    Last edited by starloc; 18-07-2017 at 03:24 PM.
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    Hi Lesley. Are you sure it was an orange pip? Because it looks much more like a peanut seedling to me. maybe your labels got mixed up. It happens to all of us.
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    Z, it was grown from pips from a fruit that Lesley was eating. Welcome to the forum Lesley!
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