December 8th, 2008 by Jonathan
Project Appleseed (Again!)
For all of you who do not know, Project Appleseed is a project that we at Greener Thinking started as a test to see how well we could do on our own to help the environment. Many people would say we failed… but we are not ones who quit!
First we ordered some pines through the Arbor Day foundation but found that even though our site says we are green we found our thumbs were not. These pines took an ugly turn for the worse and soon were naked and without needle.
Next we tried to expand and start from the beginning while also keeping in touch with our original name for the project (Project Appleseed). So I planted two apple trees one was a Fuji and the other was a Gala. Everything seemed to go well. Until, one day I noticed that the Fuji did not approve of the love it was given and decided to lose all of its leaves. Luckily the Gala held strong and grew like a champ. Its now about eight inches tall and looking a little funny with its leaf placement.
Along the way I also started to grow a Pineapple… still has the word apple in it right? To do this I took off the top of a pineapple and planted it. This is growing pretty well too but, I don’t think it will ever make the transfer to the great outdoors. They aren’t really fans of Michigan winters.
This just proves that no matter how bad you are you can grow at least a couple of things. Below I have some pictures so you can see our progress.