I have a bunch of Bur Oak, Post oak and Blackjack oak acorns and I want to direct seed them in the next couple of weeks. They have been float tested and the sinkers were put in grass seed bags and kept indoors since then. Should I re-hydrate them for a short period before planting ? I read where guys put a piece of 1/4 inch squares hardware cloth over the planted acorn and stake it down so squirrels cant get to them, anyone have any input on that process? Also I was thinking of planting some either in 1 gal. containers or in my garden here at my house, would the seedling over winter outside in healed in containers?