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Should I plant in muddy ground?

Posted by Creek-side 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 11, 13 at 8:14

I have some bare root apricot and cherry trees, as well as bare root raspberries and blueberries. They arrived last weekend. I would like to get them in the ground on Saturday, but it's been raining for a couple of days now, and the ground is soaked. Other than it will be messy, is there any problem with planting them at this time?

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RE: Should I plant in muddy ground?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 11, 13 at 8:22

It's OK to plant as long as your soil doesn't puddle up badly when worked wet. I had a sandy soil in CA you could plant in the rain and never know anything happened. But my clay loam soil in Amarillo would have been a royal mess, and me too. Current soil is also a clay loam but dries in half the time of Amarillo soil. You can work it in as little as 24 hrs after rain or as soon as the surface dries.

This post was edited by fruitnut on Thu, Apr 11, 13 at 8:27

RE: Should I plant in muddy ground?

It can create a lot of compaction depending on the soil. So what type do you have?

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