Unless you have super human strength and are able to lift a young tree, bare root trees are the way to go. January and February are an excellent time to plant bare root trees, such as avocado, apricot, apple, peaches and nectarines.
Rather than living in a pot filled with heavy soil, these saplings are dormant and, well, naked. There are many benefits to planting bare root trees:
To ensure the success of a bare root tree, follow these steps:
Before you know it, your bare root trees will be putting out buds! To give the tree the time it needs to develop a strong root system, it is a good idea to remove flower the first 2-4 years.
I hope this information inspires you to grow more of your own food. You can ask your garden questions on my Home page.