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Planting on Pond Dam

Posted by mjolenhouse SE KS (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 12 at 16:02

I have a farm which is mostly pasture in SE KS and I would like to plant some peach trees. The topsoil isn't very deep. Rock ledges in places so not the best place to plant. There is an old pond dam that broke many years ago and is no longer holding much water. Would it be ok to plant on the old pond dam. Will I run into any issues? I know on a current pond dam your not suppose to let any trees grow but hopefully this will have no effect on the trees.

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RE: Planting on Pond Dam

If it's deep soil it sounds like a good place to me. The fact that it was once a dam will have no effect now that the pond is empty. It's all about what the soil is like in the dam.

RE: Planting on Pond Dam

Sounds like it might be the deepest soil on your place - and, if you plant on top and up toward the top, your peaches may benefit from 'air drainage' - cold air tends to gravitate toward lower spots, away from sites on the 'high ground'.

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