There are some excellent sources on the internet for advice on growing oak seedlings from acorns. Ness from @theoaksprout on Instagram has been tracking growth progress of some oak seedlings and sharing advice on how to maximise success. Once you have an acorn, it needs to be first prepared in a fridge before it is ready to grow.
Place the acorns in a sealed plastic bag with a wet paper towel. Place your plastic bag of acorns in the fridge for stratification. Stratification is the process exposing the acorns to cold i.e. to mimic Winter. Sprouts should start appearing after 90 days.
If you notice your acorns are getting mouldy in the fridge, wipe off the mould and place them back in the sealed plastic bag.
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