My New Plant Welcome Kit

My new plant welcome kit: organic fertilizer, organic compost, organic garden soil, and red cedar mulch.

I have been doing a lot of fruit tree/vine planting, and I have a method now.  I dig a hole twice as big around as the root ball that the plant came in, and a little deeper.  Then I add a little compost and fertilizer at the bottom of the whole before I put the plant in.  This encourages the plant’s roots to reach down for the nutrients.  Then I fill in the hole with a mix of the existing soil and some good organic gardening soil.  I top it off with more compost and fertilizer.  To finish, I add a thick layer of mulch to retain moisture, and start watering deeply to help the plant establish itself.

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