The fruit trees are here!
The fruit trees arrived in the mail in a giant box on Thursday. They are bare root, which having now dealt with them, is a giant pain in the neck. I would do it again, but I’m grateful I did not order more than four trees.
Fedco catalog gravely warns that they must be planted within 48 hours of receiving them and that the roots cannot dry out. Friday we dug holes, Saturday (today) we planted them, and then I realized we planted them too high! So tomorrow we will have to reposition them. All of my horticulture education warns against planting trees too low, so I erred on the opposite side and the graft was about 8 inches above the soil, when it’s supposed to be 2.
We are tired and delirious. Trying again tomorrow!
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