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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

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Comment by Randall Smith on May 16, 2017 at 7:12am

Daniel, as Jack Benny would say with exhasperation, "Well!". True, there are several methods of transplanting trees. I usually take the simplest one. I did watch Joan's video. I'm certainly no expert.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 15, 2017 at 10:01pm
Thanks Joan. I'll take a look. I don't know why I have such trouble finding good links.


Yes, I do. It's the slow signal here. Seems to take forever to get useful information : (
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2017 at 1:50pm

I didn't send you the video of the fellow transplanting peaches. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2017 at 10:57am

A little more searching, I found a video of how this fellow transplants peach trees grown from seed. The soil is different than yours, but the principle is how he digs one tree seedling. As for separating two seedlings, the principles are the same as I wrote. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2017 at 10:45am

Kathy, I gave you wrong information on how to judge the distance from the trunk to dig. I don't know. I'm sorry.

Daniel has lots of experience transplanting trees and others in the group may know. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2017 at 10:33am

Kahy, I don't have experience with peach trees growing from pits, but I found a site, U. of K. Cooperative Extension Service,  "Growing Peaches in Kentucky". It doesn't address your questions of two peach seeds sprouting together, but I suspect the Extension Agent may be able to advise you. Their Master Gardener Program is the U. of K. Extension Service. 

Others in Godless in the Garden group may have experience with this situation. 

If you want to separate them into two trees, I think you can do it if you use basic principles.

Prepare the holes where you want the trees to grow by digging a hole about twice as large as the trees are high.  

Fill the holes with water, loosen the soil at the bottom, and let the holes drain. 

Dig up the trees, going as far out from the trunks as the trees are tall. You want to get a large chunk of roots. I don't know if peach trees have a deep root system when they are that young. You will take your chances. 

Place the two entwined trees in a bucket or tub of water to loosen the roots from the soil and from each other. 

Gently separate the roots. 

Place each tree in its hole, spreading the roots, and replacing the dug soil. 

I think you do not need to ammend the soil, but others will know better than I.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 15, 2017 at 10:29am
That's the easiest way. And I'm afraid if I dig them up to separate them they won't transplant well. They have a good start but it's late in the year, here, to transplants trees.
I just don't want the clipped one to start growing again.
Trees are not my thing.
Comment by Daniel W on May 15, 2017 at 10:23am

Kathy, I would just cut off the unwanted peach to the ground.  Not meaning to disagree Randy, there are often many right answers :-)

Glad most of your trees are doing well.  I hope the pecan will still grow.  Some trees are slow to leaf out the first time.  That's an expensive tree.  One of my chestnuts was only about a foot tall and $35, which I thought was excessive but didn't know until I received it.  Still, it's growing.

My gogi's also got eaten off by rabbits.  Damn those rabbits!

This week will be cool, with warming starting late in the week.. I'll try again planting sweet corn then.  Beans will wait until June.  Tomato plants are lush, waiting for planting in ground too.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 15, 2017 at 7:01am

Kathy, me thinks you should be able to separate the roots successfully, even if it means destroying parts of the root systems. Just rip them apart! When replanted, keep watering them.

As for my new trees, Daniel, four of five are doing great. They're all leafted out. However, my pecan tree, which came bare-rooted, shows no sign of life. I'm disheartened, especially since it cost me over $75! And my new goji bush was eaten down by rabbits. Grrrr.  My "old" fruit trees are loaded, except the early blooming apricots. As usual, there's nothing on them.

My vegetable garden is pretty much all planted. Only sweet potatoes to put in. Things took off with this stretch of warm temps. My early corn, however, didn't make it--only one row planted. Oh yes, and over half my beans didn't germinate. I should know by now, it doesn't pay to get an early start. The soil is just too cold.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 14, 2017 at 11:01pm
Question folks,
I have two peach trees that started in the same small hole from pits They are growing in the yard and doing very well. I know I've got to separate them but how?? If I had caught them sooner I would have taken one out from the root.
Will it cause a mess if I clip one out??
The double root system is what concerns me. I don't want the clipped one to return over the years and ruin the trunk of the remaining one. I know from past experience that two trees don't grow well when they started as seedlings together.
They just started growing last fall and are only able two ft high. The trunks are about the size of a small straw.
Trees are not my thing. I live in the woods and am constantly having to chop, snip or cut seedlings out that have started in flower beds, under rocks and anyplace else they land long enough :(
 

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