STAKE AND WA­TER NEWFRUIT TREES

Matamata Chronicle - - Gardening -

It’s easy to ne­glect new fruit trees if you’ve planted them a fair dis­tance from your house. Out of sight, out of mind. But fruit trees, es­pe­cially those planted in win­ter as bare­root trees, need reg­u­lar ir­ri­ga­tion to get them through their first sum­mer. Wa­ter at least twice a week, aim­ing for 10 litres per tree each time. And if you haven’t staked your trees, do that now too.

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