"DO NOT" soak perennial roots before planting! -Seperate cedar packing material from roots and discard, it should not go into planting hole. -If you receive your perennials before you are ready to plant, store in refrigerator or a cool spot at approx. 1 C (34 F) until you can plant. Or pot them up right away and transplant into garden once ground is ready. -Soil should be well worked and free of weeds. -When planting, the crown should be set 1 cm (1/2 in) deep and well watered. Seedling plugs (plastic pots), should be transplanted covering plants with 1 cm (1/2 in) of soil also. -T & T Rose & Strawberry fertilizer (10-52-17) and Sky Rocket or Bone Meal is ideal for perennials. -Cover perennials with straw or leaves for extra winter protection. -As most perennial gardens are planted randomly, spacing is not rigid, but when unsure of distance between plants space them by looking at the height of that particular plant and habit. Usually you are looking at spacing plants at least 30 cm (12 in) apart for shorter plants to 90 cm (3 ft) apart for the taller.
In this video, you learn how to be successful in watering your newly planted tree.
Planting a tree is new to many folks and can be challenging to most. One of the biggest problems we hear about at T&T Seeds is the initial planting issue. How big should the hole be? What to put in the hole, how do I water it in? We created a slick little video that should make it much easier for everyone to follow.