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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
I didn't send you the video of the fellow transplanting peaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just put down 5 fresh glue boards to see if that will catch it.
Ugh! I think I have another mouse loose in the house. I heard the radar dog I've got outside my bedroom bark several times last night and this morning I found a little peanut butter missing from a trap although it was not triggered. Another trap was triggered, but no mouse was in it.
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