Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Ready to Plant Fruit Trees!

Site Preparation


It's official!  We will begin shipping the Monday after Thanksgiving!

Thanks to ideal weather conditions, we are looking good to ship out fruit trees the Monday after Thanksgiving!

Since your fruit trees are coming to you soon, we thought we would share a few tips with you on preparing your planting site.  Depending on the quantity of fruit trees you are planting, you might want to consider doing some (or all) of the following list:

1) Get a soil test.  We especially recommend this if you are planting more than a few trees.  For usually $10-15, you can know exactly what your soil needs for maximum fruit trees growth and production.  Its a good investment to get the most out of your fruit trees.

2) Add organic matter.  Fruit trees need a well-drained soil, which usually means "sandy" soil.  For best results, mix compost or other organic material into the soil prior to planting.  One of our favorite soil amendments is "leaf mold" which is the stuff the accumulates on the forest floor.  It is a great amendment to the soil.

3) Till till till!  Work in the organic matter with a shovel, or a tiller.  Remove roots and rocks from the planting site and till soil deeply.

4) Dig!  Dig a hole at the planting site.  We have had numerous customers with larger orders who dig holes before the trees arrive so they are prepared to plant when the trees arrive.

5) When the trees arrive, keep the roots moist until planting.  If you are not able to plant within 24 hours of receipt, then dig a temporary hole and place the roots in the ground until you are ready to plant at a final location.  Soak roots in water for about 30 mintues before planting.

6) Plant your trees!  Grow fruit!

As always, we are available for any questions you have, either at our phone number (936) 585-0008 or via email at

Talk to you soon!

Trey (and staff)
Legg Creek Farm

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Book!

I normally don't post books on this blog, but I found a book that I highly recommend for southern apple growers  Check it out!

How to Grow Apples in the Southern U.S.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just saw this on Gizmodo... Nice!  We need a few...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

How Much to Grow for a Family of Four

Ferry-Morse 3140 Organic Tomato Seeds, Beefsteak (600 Milligram Packet)

How many vegetable plants does your family need (for fresh eating)?  Below is a list of vegetables and the number of plants required to provide a family of four with fresh vegetables.  You would obviously want to grow more for "putting away," or if your family is larger.

Aparagus - 40
Snap or green beans - 120
Beets - 90
Broccoli - 20
Brussels sprouts - 5
Cabbage - 20
Cantaloupe - 3-4
Carrot - 200
Cauliflower - 15
Celery - 24
Collards - 25
Sweet Corn - 200
Popping Corn - 150
Cucumber - 10
Eggplant - 10
Garlic - 50
Kale - 15
Lettuce - 20
Okra - 20
Onion - 40
Parsnip - 50-100
Peas - 50
Pepper - 5-10
Potato - 50-100
Pumpkin - 4
Radish - 100
Rutabaga - 30
Spinach - 40
Squash - 5
Sweet Potato - 25
Swiss chard - 60
Tomato - 10
Turnip - 20-40
Watermelon - 5

Starting plants by seed is the most economical way to grow vegetable plants!

Hot Summer!

Since it's been well over a year since an update, I thought I would let the blogsphere know that we are as busy as ever!  So busy, in fact, that we haven't updated in a while.  We will be posting stuff here every now and then...See you soon!