For some people, planting their own fruit tree can be exciting. They will be satisfied of their effort growing it. One of the most favorite plants for cultivating at home is mango tree.
However, many people take the simplest way by buying the mango seedling from the seller rather than plating it from its seed; whereas, planting mango tree from its seed is very easy.
Try these three simple steps how to plant a mango seed to get more satisfaction of your effort growing mango tree.
Find Mango Seed
The first thing you need to do is having mango fruit. Select the right mango that the taste is favorable. That is because some mangoes taste sour or even worse than it. Otherwise, it is better for you to buy ripe mangoes.
Choose the delicious one to be planted. You can have your delicious mango flesh before you plant it so that you will know the taste of your mango in the future. Do not forget to clean the seed husk after you have the mango flesh.
There are two ways to get mango seed. First is by dried method and the second is by soaking method.
For the first method, you must dry the seed husk for approximately a week until it is very dry. Finally, you can peel the outer husk of seed to get the real mango seed. Those are the steps to make mango germinate.
In the second way, you must peel the outer skin of the seed then soak it in the jar for a day. After that, wrap the seed and keep it moist by splashing it by water for about a week. Finally, it is ready to be planted.
Prepare Plant Medium
You may directly put the seed to the soil. But, it is better for the beginner to provide a small place with the mixture of soil and mulch to help the seed germinates well. It is due to the supervision of the germination.
If we put it directly to the earth, we cannot move it when it has too much water because of rain for instance. Nevertheless, if we place it into small container first, we can relocate it when it gets to much water or too much sun light. Therefore, our sprout will not be easily died.
Treat the Sprout Carefully
The treatment of the sprout is simple. However, if you do not water it regularly, it will die easily. First, you need to splash it with water twice a day and add mulch one time per day. Put the medium in the place with good ventilation and sun light. Attempt to keep the soil in moist condition by adding splash to the shoot if the soil is dry.
If the sprout is big enough, you may move it to the field. Provide open area with good sun light. Then, wait it grows bigger and fruit in about 2-3 years again. Finally, you can practice how to plant a mango seed right now!