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|03-05-2010, 11:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
fruit tree planting time
Living in texas, we just planted 2 fig, 2 plum and 2 peach trees.
We already have a very large fig tree and two more will make a solid wall 15 feet high within 5-7 years. great shade and love the figs.
we also want to get two pear trees but ran out of funds.
Our garden is a 30x10 plot with one greenhouse and 3 raised beds.
along the entire 30ft plot we are planting pole beans and basically just made one long mound that runs behind all the raised beds from one end to the other.
Then we strung chicken wire for the beans to climb. I think they will love it and easy to pick for us.
the main raised beds are for 3 different kinds of squash and some peppers , cukes and whatever else the wife decides to throw in.
building the greenhouse turned out to be a success (it is to protect from the wind more than anything else) and once we put out the tomatoes I bet they will bust with tomatoes this year. last year the texas heat in july almost killed them. so this year a little mid day shade will help.
If you decide to plant spring trees try to soak the rootball in root stimulator for 12-24 hours and give the tree hole plenty of room around the ball iwth some good organic dirt and compost to backfill. then water in with the root stim water you soaked it in and they will dig right in.
ps- go buy some spring fruit trees this year.
You will thank yourself in two to three years.
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