I was poking about under my large Seiryu maple examining the Iris shoots when to my surprise I spotted a small seedling about 3 inches tall that had a couple of leaves extended. I was surprised that the seedling already had 2-3 leaves partially extended since the large maple was only starting to bud (??). At any rate, I was not sure what it was so I yanked at it lightly and it came out of the soil with 3 tiny stringers of rootsâ€”so I quickly transferred to a pot to see if I can continue to grow it. It must be a mini-maple as I cannot imagine it being anything else with itâ€™s little green twig of a trunk and tell-tale leaves. A little more looking around and I was able to find 2 more seedlings that were even larger (about 5 inches tallâ€”donâ€™t know how old this makes them??? The funny thing is I was trying to figure out how to harvest and sprout the seeds in peat bags in the fridge this coming year, and to my surprise none of that appears necessary as I can just dig out miniature seedlings from under my large Seiryu. Funny how nature works eh? So I have one seedling in a pot and two more still in the ground (I may let them grow another year and then try potting them. At any rate, I have marked them so I know where they are. I'll post photos when the digital is functional. Any advice on growing a small seedling in a pot appreciated.