How to Plant Bare root pine?
I brought home some pine tree seedlings from up north (I'm guessing they are spruce or Fir). They were growing in practically sand so they came out quite easily, most roots and the whole taproot. I wanted to bring some surrounding soil, but was told they needed to be kept in water and that was that, so I have no soil. I want to plant them in my yard which is heavier and some clay. I was going to add soil or sand when I planted them to give them a little help, but have just read Not to add peat. I also considered potting them until fall. What should I do? I feel my chances aren't too great that they'll survive, but am willing to do what I can. The largest is about 40 inches tall and full, the other two are small, maybe 24-30 inches.
So, what is the best way to plant them?