How to grow a red maple saplap

Gardeners love saplings of red maple, but they don’t like to grow them in containers.

That’s where a little creativity comes in.

Here’s how to grow saplings and keep them healthy and beautiful.1.

Choose a size2.

Make sure the leaves are not too dry3.

Fill a small jar with water and place the leaves in the jar.4.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar to the top of the jar, so it does not fall off.5.

Let the leaves rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into 1/4-inch cubes.6.

Drain the cubes and discard the sugar.7.

Cut the saplings into 2-inch pieces and store in the fridge for up to a month.8.

Cut into 1-inch squares.9.

Store in a tightly covered container in the freezer for up a month before cutting.10.

Add fresh, green and/or white peppercorns to the mixture and simmer for 10 minutes until softened.11.

Add salt and pepper to taste.