This time of year we are getting the garden ready for winter. In the food forest that means making a nice bed for our perennial plants.
Fall is a good time to plant trees. Once the leaves fall off the tree go ahead and plant it. You can help the plant get a head start on the spring by encouraging root growth in the fall.
Strong roots equals a strong tree.
We wanted to encourage root growth in our already planted trees as well. Here is what we did:
Mulch - This is like a warm blanket for the roots.
Water - 2-5 gallons of 70 degree water with a low nitrogen fertilizer (encourages root growth and NOT branch growth for this time of year).
Tree Tube - protection from sun scaled and drying winds
For more details on how and why check out this great resource that our Permaculture Consultant, Grant Curry from Permaculture Provision Project, made for us:
Thanks to the Permaculture Provision Project interns who came out to help!
Check out more pictures on HERE (scroll to the bottom).
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Don't miss our last workshop, Give Back to Your Garden: Fall Soil Health, on October 19th. RSVP today to reserve your spot!