Growing Plum Trees In Your Garden
Plum trees are a delectable addition to any home garden. Growing plum trees is not only rewarding but also extremely tasty. Growing a plum tree is a good way to have lots of delicious fruit. Plum trees are classified as European, American, or Japanese, and the right type will depend on the area where the tree is being planted. It is important to place the fruit tree in full sunlight and well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. One of the first things a gardener should do is find out what type of plum trees grows best in his area. Once a variety has been selected, the next step is to find a good location for planting. A plum tree does best when planted in direct sunlight and well-drained soil. This fruit tree can grow in either alkaline or acidic soil, but a gardener may want to enrich the soil with organic matter before planting. Manure or compost can be worked into the top ten inches (25.4 cm) of dirt in order to provide valuable nutrients that can help the tree thrive.
The roots of plum trees are normally wrapped in burlap when it is purchased at a nursery. Before planting this fruit tree, a gardener should unwrap the roots and place them in water for one to two hours before planting. It is important to place a plum tree in the right size hole. This hole should be deep enough to cover the soil line, which is noted by a darker section near the bottom of the trunk. It should also be wide enough so that the roots can be spread out after being placed inside the hole.