On a walk through my neighborhood, I noticed that the trees are already dropping seeds, and I picked up several each of:
- Oak (exact species unknown)
- Maple (ditto)
- Japanese maple (ditto)
If I wanted to try to start them as bonsai (yes, I know that will take a while), should I get them into soil now, or wait for the fall?
I've read all sorts of stuff about soaking seeds in hot water, keeping them in the fridge to simulate winter, etc. How necessary is all that?
This photo illustrates the condition the seeds are in: