Fruit trees and administering compost
Fruit and using compost.
Unlike vegetables, most fruits have a low need for nutrients. In spring there are nutrients for shoot growth and fruit set. Too much fertilizer, however, increase the risk of moulting (dropping of immature fruits) and wanted to shoot growth. In summer, excess fertilizer disfavour the formation of buds and ripening, color and quality of the fruit.
Like roses, many fruit trees susceptible to disease and parasites. Again, the key to success in choosing an appropriate location (sunny and not too windy), a suitable variety and a proper concern for the bottom. Anyone who wants to avoid gifspuit and many worries, best to choose old or resistant fruit varieties. The storability of the fruit is perhaps slightly less, the better the taste.
Fruit trees thrive best in a humus rich, well fertilized and not too acidic soil. Cherries place the highest demands on the ground, plums are quickly satisfied. Especially on heavy loam and clay soils and sandy soils is best for planting, a lot of humus to be added in the form of compost. For standard fruit trees will be planted in pits 40 cm deep with a diameter of 1 to 1.5 meters. Deep wells to cause subsidence. Frayed or injured roots with sharp pruning shears away, allowing the formation of young and new suction hairs promoted.After planting around the trunk may be some compost or manure be spread. In subsequent years may fall compost sprinkled around the trunk.
For low trees, it is important that the plants oculatieplaats (where the upper stem of the rootstock is grafted) at least 10cm above the ground, otherwise there is the risk that the tribe itself directly above roots will form. It is best to plant a tree right by the pole turn. The pole must be on the windward side of the tree, in most gardens is that the southwest side.
During the first year you should keep a circle of about 1 meter in diameter around the stem of grass and weeds Fri At high strains is a tree circle after a few years no longer necessary. Low strains grown on low-growing rootstocks, are more prone to have competition from undergrowth. You can disable the undergrowth most appropriate surface covering with coarse compost or grass cuttings. A mulch of compost in the spring months absorbs enough heat during the day, so the risk of damage from frost reduces blossom. Mulch made from drier and lighter colored material in the spring months are best avoided.