septic tank - Knowledgebase Question

unionville, Mi
Question by tizmebob
August 29, 2008
how far away from a septic tank should i plant a hazelnut and how do i start one from seed?

Answer from NGA
August 29, 2008


Hazelnut seeds need two treatments before they will sprout. You can either plant them outdoors now in the fall so they will get plenty of moisture and a period of cold weather, or you can plant them indoors after providing the pre-germination treatments they need. If you decide to start the seeds indoors, soak in water for 24 hours and then put them in a plastic bag and set them in your refrigerator for 180 days. After these treatments you can sow seeds 1-2 inch deep in moist potting soil. I think just planting them outdoors now is the easiest way to start your hazelnut seeds!

I would plant the tree at least 50' away from your septic system. Hazelnut trees can get huge and the root system will be huge, as well.

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