For some reason my fig trees are not growing like they should. I do not want to put commercial fertilizer around them, so I mixed up some organic fertilizer:
- Cut the top off of a one gallon milk jug.
- Fill 3/4 with water.
- One handful aged chicken manure.
- One handful ash from my smoker. This is a mix of oak, pecan and wild cherry.
- Handful bone meal.
- Mix together with a stick.
- Pour around base of fig tree.
Tis the season to plant.
So far this spring:
5 peach trees
1 pear tree
2 blueberry bushes
This makes a total of:
8 peach trees. Three of the older trees are rather small and not doing well. I might have to replant next spring if they do not make it. In all I am rather disappointed in how my peach trees are doing. Some of them have been in the ground for several years and do not seem to be growing.
3 pear trees. My third son and I planted a couple of pear trees several years ago and they are loaded with pears every year. In March of 2015 I planted another pear tree in the large chicken yard.
5 fig trees. One of the fig trees is older and doing well. 4 of the fig trees were planted in 2014. In 2015 my wife and I are not going to plant any fig trees this year.
6 blueberry bushes. Four of the bushes were planted in 2014, two more were planted in March of 2015.
4 apple trees. I need to plant more apple trees to ensure good cross pollination, but not this year.
3 satsuma trees.
It is getting a little late in the spring to be planting much more. For the rest of 2015 my wife and I will focus on getting the trees we planted established.
What fruit trees are you planting in 2015? Share you thoughts in the comment section.