Several years ago my kids and I planted some peach trees and a plum tree. At least one of the peach trees died and was replaced with another plum tree.
The oldest plum tree is doing well, a couple of the peach trees are doing ok, but two of the peach trees are not doing anything. They are just “there” not growing at all.
Now that my wife and I have moved to the farm I am resolved to take care of the fruit trees.
Why haven’t the trees been growing? I think it is a 2 prong problem:
1. Texas has been in a severe drought for the past few years.
2. We have sandy soil in southeast Texas that does not have very much organic matter.
I am going to fix those two problems by supplying water to the trees when needed, and adding organic mulch around the base of the tree.