We are busily planting fruit trees, and preparing soil for spring.
With spring beginning to spring, its a great time to start planting, and preparing the soil with compost and additives such as gypsum and effective microbes (EM). Check your pH, and see what you are dealing with, this will help to identify things you can do to help your soil and thus plants access their essential nutrients.
Tips, weed your garden beds, and add organic compost and or composted manures, add ‘good bugs’to your soil, with things like worm juice and comfrey liquid or gogo juice. Let the compost break down and the microbes work in the soil before planting. Then just before planting, when the soil is a little warmer, do your final weed and mulch strait away, to reduce the next round of weeds appearing.
Make sure when you transplant trees you give them a good prune, 1/3 off, to allow for the reduced root size, and to help reduce transplant stress and promote healthy root growth.
Choose good quality plants from a local growers or nursery persons.
Contact us if you need any help getting your garden growing