Planting Instructions

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Planting Instructions – How to Plant Your New Plant

Planting Instructions – Blueberries, Lingonberries, Wintergreens, Huckleberries, Cranberries and Tea
  1. Dig a hole at least 18” wide and deep;
  2. Fill hole with bark dust only (fir, hemlock, pine etc. but NOT cedar, wood chips, or sawdust);
  3. Plant your new plant in the bark then topdress with more bark;
  4. Sprinkle approx. 1 cup of acid-loving plant fertilizer around plant;
  5. Water until the fertilizer has mixed with the bark top-dress so that is no longer visible and the entire planting area is soaked;
  6. At minimum fertilizer should be reapplied in spring and fall;
  7. If watering well throughout the summer, fertilizer can be applied once a month throughout entire growing season.
Planting Instructions – Everything else
  1. Dig a hole at least 18” wide and deep;
  2. Fill hole with organic potting soil. We recommend good quality potting soil rather than economy potting soil. Any variety of potting soil that has white rock (i.e. pumice/perlite) will work, avoid potting soils that have no perlite;
  3. Plant your new plant in the potting soil then top-dress with potting soil, rich compost or cow manure.
  4. Sprinkle approx. 1 cup of fertilizer (chicken manure or a good all-purpose blend) around plant;
  5. Water until the fertilizer has mixed with the potting soil so that it is no longer visible and the entire planting area is soaked;
  6. At minimum fertilizer should be reapplied in spring (before plant flowers or leafs out) and fall (after first heavy rain);
  7. While rains continue in spring and fall, fertilizer can be applied once a month if desired;
  8. If watering well throughout the summer, fertilizer can be applied once a month throughout entire growing season Switch to a good fruit & flower fertilizer during flowering and fruiting season.

Fertilizer should only be applied with an appropriate amount of water. 

If your fruit tree is several years old and hasn’t fruited or has declined in its fruiting you are probably not fertilizing enough. your plant is hungry, feed it!

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