Got the first shipment of plants in today. Apparently some of the plants were “backordered” (No idea what that means yet). Obviously I am not ready to plant everything so I had to take some actions to store the plants till I’m ready to plant them (in about 3-4 weeks).
The plants I got on this first order were:
Pecan Gloria Grande
Currant Crandall Black
Currant Red Lake
Currant Josta Berry
Heeling The Trees
Since I am not planting the trees right now I needed a way to store them. The best way that I have read about is what is called “heeling” the trees. Effectively you dig a ditch and plant the trees so that they’re laying down (so they don’t get blown around). So you’re burying their roots to keep them moist, but not actually planting them. I chose a location that doesn’t get the most amount of sun, and was relatively out of the way.