There are many benefits to planting your own fruit trees and other fruit-producing plants. You can watch them thrive and produce fruit all year round. If you have small children, they can help in the planting process as well.
The first step in planting a tree is to choose a location for the specific tree that you wish to plant. Usually, fruit trees and shrubs start to grow during spring. If you live in an area where spring is late in the fall, consider planting the tree and shrub in the fall. Once the soil is prepared, take your shovel and dig the hole.
The second step is to prepare the soil for planting by tilling the area and spreading fertilizers. The third step is to prepare the seedling with cutting the tops of the main stems so that it forms a nice mound.
After the plant roots have reached the soil mound, transplant the plant to the new location. Make sure that it has enough room to grow and that the root ball has adequate drainage.
After the tree has grown to the desired size, you can prune the tree to keep it healthy. You can trim off the branches that are not producing any fruit. It is recommended that you prune a tree in the spring so that the next year’s fruit may begin to develop. Once the plant has matured, it will produce more fruit than the previous year.
Take care to check the root ball for moisture levels. Since fruits do not grow in water, it is important to keep the plant moist. This way, there will be no rotting of the fruit because of a lack of water.
Pruning is an art form and should be done with care. There is also trimming of branches, which is generally done every two years.
When planning a spring planting, decide on where you would like the tree to grow and what season of the year is suitable for that location. The larger trees can be planted in the spring or summer to give fruit more time to mature before they begin to lose their flavor and texture.
When planting a tree, it is best to avoid the sun and wind as much as possible. Make sure that the location you choose is deep enough to support the tree and not just wide enough for a growing tree. If the area is too shallow, you run the risk of a seedling dying from sunburn.
Remember that new trees do not always need to be planted directly in the ground. In fact, some bigger trees are small enough to be installed on trellises. By installing a trellis, you can install the tree in a spot that is higher up from the ground.
One of the main reasons why people choose to plant their own trees is to save money. They are able to do it all by themselves, which is one less chore to worry about in the home. While you still must clean up any mess that is left behind and plan where to plant it, you are doing all the work.