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Old 04-18-2019, 06:57 PM
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Any of y'all got any tips on planting saplings in clay soil, I ordered pines and hickory. Wondering if I need to throw a little fertilizer or just stick em in the ground and let em be?
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I'm by no means an expert, but i always toss some potting soil in the hole.

The danger, as I understand it, is that you can create a situation where the roots don't want to leave the hole you dug if you add too much fertilizer. So, they get root bound and the first good wind knocks them over.

So I'd add some for sure, I just wouldn't over do it.
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I always use a root toner help form new roots. I would fill the hole with water and let it wash the little bit of fertilizer into the clay, plant after the water is gone. My two cents.
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B 12 was suggested for transplants. I usually skip fertilizer for a month or so to allow the roots to adjust
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We have clay soil also.
I think most important is mulching a good sized ring around them to keep the soil moist. We just use newspapers and wood chips.
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