grow your own trees?
sort of an out of the blue project for me. and i have to apologise for the longish post. things came to me while i was typing.
each year i see the kind of cheap trees at walmart and think where i'd like a couple in my yard. i finaly thought of where i'd like at least two, but i guess i missed the selling season for them. the regular nurseries want so much more, but i was wandering around the yard and thought to pull a few of the maple saplings (i'm not even sure if they're big enough to be called saplings) and an oak one and stuck them in pots. there's some kind of berry tree (mulberry?) that springs up that i'm tring to get one or two of also.
anyway, the question is, the smallish ones i see at like walmart or home depot are about 4-6' tall when you get them. anyone know about how fast little trees grow? like if i tried to nurture them till next spring (i should wait til then, right?), how tall i might expect them to be?
and since i've started playing this game, could i plant a couple apple or other seeds and do the same? i already some leftover little peat starter things from starting some flowers. could i just plant the seeds out of the next apple i eat? do i need to make sure the type of apple can grow where i am? or it just occured to me maybe look for some saplings again from a tree at my brother's old house (i don't think anyones in it yet) if i can recognise the right plant.
anyone done any of this stuff? thanks