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planting plum trees this weekend, advice?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: planting plum trees this weekend, advice? Reply with quote

We are planting opal and victoria plum trees this weekend and need some advice as to what is the best way to go about this. The soil tends towards the acidic and we will be digging in well-rotted manure. Any advice?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello scotty and welcome.
Read this post http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about392.html by Gpi on planting apples trees, as most of the info regarding location and planting technique also pertains to plums.
Also read this thread http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about220.html posted by someone having problems with their plum trees. A lot of what it takes to grow them successfully is posted in it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: planting plum trees this weekend, advice? Reply with quote

scotty wrote:
The soil tends towards the acidic and we will be digging in well-rotted manure. Any advice?


If your soil tends toward the acid end of the scale and you will be adding well-rotted manure (which will acidify the soil a touch more), then you may consider liming the soil slightly at some time to bring it closer to the neutral pH that plum trees prefer.

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