[NAFEX] They are predicting lows ...

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 2 12:46:14 EDT 2007

I should have mentioned the planting sites are all but ready, and actually the only
place I have for heeling-in IS the main planting site!  Might as well plant, as
heel-in.  I was wondering more about timing vs roots' tolerance to cold: is it worth
hurrying to do the planting during the week, or OK to stash them back into the shed
til the weekend?

--- "Brungardt, Sam" <> wrote:

> I'd take them out of their bags and heal them in (dig a slanting trench
> and lay the trees so that part of the tops will stick out when the
> trench is filled) until the weather settles down. -- Sam Brungardt, St.
> Paul, Minn.

> -----Original Message-----
> 2 questions:  
> Listers, I have young apple & pear trees out of the ground.  Some
> potted, some bare-root in bags.  I could use ideas on whether I should
> plant them into the ground ASAP, or keep them stashed in an unheated
> shed until this cold snap is past.  Apples look full dormant yet (but I
> bet they are awake); pear buds are swollen.

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