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

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