Re: [gardeners] transplanting question

penny x stamm (
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 01:00:05 -0500

Hi, Billie -- my friend in Cary, N.C. says that you are quite right about
the differences in the climate just a few miles apart.

He does say that right where you are, the beginning of November
is quite ok for transplanting. Just do not attempt to move too many
plants all at once, and be sure to prepare the new holes before
you dig. Don't use fertilizer until spring. The usual rule of thumb is to

dig your holes 3 times the width of the root ball of the plant. Water
them in carefully, and come back to water again in 2 and 4 weeks.

Of course, you may wait until spring if you have no time now. 

Yes, I believe that the orange growers will spray their trees when
there is a threat of freezing temps. To a certain point it must work.

Penny, NY

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