The Brown Turkey fig tree and the Venus grape vine arrived and was planted yesterday. Temperature was OK, about 73 degrees F, but we had a 25 mph gusting to 30 mph wind all day. Warm weather and more than a week of 20+ mph wind have dried the soil. Digging the tree/vine holes was a chore with the soil so dry. At any rate I managed to get them planted and ran a slow flow of water for an hour on each new plant.
Wind permitting today I will put down 4 to 6 inches of wood chip mulch around the new planting to help control weeds and retain soil moisture.
Attracting bees to pollinate is or can be a problem in what is mostly wheat and grass pasture country. So I try to always buy self pollinating plants.
The grape trellis is now filled with 1- Flame, 1- Concord and 1- Venus seedless self pollinating grape vines. I’m not sure the dwarf Apple I transplanted will survive. If it dies next winter I will replace it with a semi-dwarf variety.
The native Pecan tree I dug and moved in to the orchard is only about 8 inches tall but it has leafed out and seems to happy with it’s new home.
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