2015 Black Locust Tree Seeds 150 Seeds Update: 03/23/16 Decaf-Coffee Substitute I roasted the seeds until they all popped(wrapped up in aluminum foil like jiffy pop popcorn)-10 minutes @ 400 degrees--you can tell when they are done by the wonderful nutty cake smell I ground them in the coffee grinder-coarse Boiled water and put the grounds in a strainer over my mug-1 Tbsp After the water boiled I poured it over the grounds- Let the strainer sit for 5 minutes Ohhhh Emmmmm Geeeee It's so good
Big Beautiful White Blossoms on June 1st--Memorial Day Weekend Characteristics:: Long white showy blossoms, moderate thorns, and (un) twisted (un) gnarly seed pods. picture #1-Bunch of my fat white blossoms picture #2-Seed pods picture #3-My sleeping trees in winter--showing that there are not huge thorns, just branches with thorns
Gardeners prize black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) for their shade, environmental tolerance and fine-textured foliage. Although native to eastern and central North America, this hardy tree grows in U.S.Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 9 and is now found across the country from the Eastern seaboard to California. Commonly grown in urban areas, black locust trees help with erosion control, work as windbreaks and act as vegetation pioneers on banks being rehabilitated from strip mining. They adapt easily to different types of soil, including sandy, rocky, organic and clay, as well as various pH and moisture levels. They grow quickly, reaching height of 30 to 75 feet with a 50 foot spread and because the leaves break up in the autumn, there is no need to rake. Locust tree can be kept in the pot and grown indoors as a house plant if you like or it can also be raised as a bonsai:) Plant black locust trees in a location with full sun or light shade. It prefers loose soil that is moist but well-drained, although it adapts to most soil types. Water the tree often enough to keep the soil moist during its first growing season. The second and third year, water when there hasn’t been a drenching rain in a month. Mature trees tolerate moderate drought, but perform best when they are watered during dry spells. The tree rarely, if ever, needs nitrogen fertilizer because of its ability to fix nitrogen from the air. Black locust trees form a dense, fibrous root system that sends up new shoots. These shoots become a dense grove of trees if you don’t remove them regularly. In most of the Eastern United States and parts of the West, Black locust has escaped cultivation and invaded wild areas. The tree can grow up to 80 feet tall, but it usually stays between 30 and 50 feet in height with a canopy that spreads up to 30 feet wide. The irregular branches cast light shade, making it easy to grow other plants that require partial shade beneath the tree. Black locust makes a great lawn tree and tolerates drought, salt and poor soil. Care instructions will be added into your package. Happy Gardening!!