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  1. TheLawDemon on February 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Not an issue for you I can see, but if you don’t want to have all of this be a complete waste of time, best put a chicken wire fence around each plant far enough away to prevent the !@#$^&* deer from eating your fresh young plants. Nothing worse than spending a whole weekend planting a half dozen trees only to find nubs remaining when you arrive home after work on Monday evening.

  2. Carlos solorio on February 25, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    It’s hard to Spacing when you have a Small Yard..

  3. Salmon Hunter on February 25, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Why not make the rows east west.

  4. Dede Bites on February 25, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    How do u cap or stop a tree from growing taller. ????????

  5. Kathryn Willette on February 25, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I have a spot ready and a hole dug for an apple tree or two (semi dwarfs); however, it got really cold fast here in Michigan, and this week is the only week predicted to be nice out. I’m not sure where to get an apple tree now. Should I wait until spring? Thank you!

  6. J D on February 25, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    So don’t use soil amendments to back fill… But I live in PHX, AZ and most fruit tree YouTubers are saying to add roughly 1/3 compost 1/3 worm castings, & 1/3 native soil…. What should I do? There’s almost no nutrients in our soil but I can get truck loads of free mulch here

  7. Dwayne Chrest on February 25, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Do you break up the root ball? I thought we need to loosen the roots?

  8. Cindy Penny on February 25, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    So so pleased I watched your video first. It has put me right on a few scores and simplified my process. No staking or additives required for soil. Wonderful!

  9. CarsonSometimes on February 25, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I would absolutely love to see an update on your orchard progress!

  10. mohdnoor generations on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm
  11. The unHandyman on February 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Have you ever had one that looked like this – https://youtu.be/sctgJ–UwQk

  12. Clark Kiat-ong on February 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Can I remove the stakes now after a year that the tree has established? I bought trees from moon valley nursery and they staked them.

  13. mindy gallarin on February 25, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I absolutely learned something! I’m growing apple and cherry trees from seed and they are about 6 inches now and I am watering them twice a day even when the soil is still wet. I wonder if I am doing it right. Needed help. I like what you said about spacing, that is kne of my questions that have been answered from this video! Awesome!

  14. K John on February 25, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    If you amend the soil in one location all you are doing is making a clay "pot" in the ground. If you are planting in clay it needs to be in a slightly amended mound at least 12 inches off the ground.

  15. john os on February 25, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    So I just refill the hole with the clay I dug out? Rather than admend the clay. In your April 2017 video on planting cherry trees you stressed to admend the clay soil to make it lose so the roots could easily move. I’m planting cherry trees and am not sure which to do. Best way to protect tree from deer ? Thanks

  16. Mr jason on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for shareing

  17. Lalngaihawmi Hnamte on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    What about root …….?

  18. cheryl vanderklay on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you .

  19. Julia Kent on February 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Should i plant my 2 apple trees in the fall.or spring? We are in PA

  20. 截拳道余先生 on February 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    40 feet tall lol

  21. Nate Ellenberger on February 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Great tips on how not to use nutrient rich soil "in" the hole when planting trees or bushes. I did not know that until now. I have a rose bush (bought from Walmart, and planted in spring 2020) and it is stalling out at the moment. I’m having this issue with only this one rose bush . The issue might be that I filled the hole with rich soil and the bush is now stressed. She ended up having flowers, but they were small and with little stem growth. I learned my lesson not to fill the holes with rich soil just to eliminate one more variable if I am having issues. Thanks again Luke, buddy! I learn something new almost each time I watch one of your videos.

  22. Katrena Buell on February 25, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I would really love to learn how to plant trees and blueberries in hard clay soil please. There is not much information anywhere on planting in heavy clay grounds.

  23. Adron Lamb on February 25, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Better to plant a little high than a little low

  24. aicram62 on February 25, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    If you’re in a trailer park There is but so far you can go down and then you run into Gravel.

  25. Mdiaz Diaz on February 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I agree with what you are saying about backfill however i live in an area where the soil is all clay so i have to dig a very wide hole 4 times the size of the root ball and backfill with good soil. Do you agree that this is what i should do or will the apple tree grow in clay soil?

  26. izzzzzz6 on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I’m about to plant a plumb tree in the mountains. I am thinking to stake it due to the amount of snow we are going to get this winter. I could keep it attached loosely and remove the stake in the spring. I’m guessing that’s okay.

  27. Ug Titto on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    This is such important information! Thank you so much! Just one question. Can I keep a Morello cherry tree, which was grafted on a Colt rootstock, pruned annually to keep its hight no more than 2 meters without compromising the yield performance of the tree and the overall health of the tree? Thank you

  28. Pascal Aschwanden on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    i like how he explains why you need to do these things. that really helps.

  29. M11 on February 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Seriously, dude, I accept your methodologies. Specially one which includes not to mend the pit with compost I really like that one. And might be we are facing stagnant growth issue because of that activity we used to do before planting. 😂😂lol. Keep it up m8 make more videos regarding apple trees like how to make orchard scab resistant, etc. etc. etc.

  30. Debbie Sampath on February 25, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you! I just bought a peach and nectarine tree to plant this fall so this video was perfect! I was gonna add compost to the soil, but now I know not to do that. Love your videos! Will continue to watch then because I learn so much from them! Wishing you continued success!!

  31. Christine Haslam on February 25, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    What if you have no soil? We have sand…

  32. Two Birds, One Stone, Backyard Gardening and Living on February 25, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Can’t wait to see your orchard progress!

  33. 70sfred1 on February 25, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Please show me how and when to spray grapes to prevent black rot.

  34. Heather C.J. Atkins on February 25, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Do you (or does anyone) have a link to that Purdue study mentioned?

  35. Yvonne McFadden on February 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks fo your knowledge!

  36. MyWillbot on February 25, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    What happens, if I already amended the soil….We have really alkaline soils in Vegas, And i was worried about the plant even taking. I did sift all the rocks through a 1/2 inch chicken wire. But, it looked so rocky and poor.
    Would love your thoughts?

  37. Sue O on February 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Can I plant just one apple tree in my flower bed or I need another for pollination?

  38. Ryan Ford on February 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    My wife and i are just starting our orchard, thank you for all the great info! You rock man, i really appreciate that you explain the reasons behind the advise you are giving. I have been to many channels where they give the advise as "this is the traditional way". you have a Subscriber here for sure 🙂 Two green thumbs up!

  39. Erin LaBossiere on February 25, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    So you said when you back fill to not use a fertilizer. What are your thoughts on a root stimulator? I know this is a fertilizer but is this bad to use on a tree? Also are you talking about just fruit trees or all trees?

  40. eisralowitz on February 25, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Omg, I’ve been doing everything wrong! I have clay soil and this totally explains why my avocado trees is not growing and is not strong. I got it stairs with two stems, I now have both stems stairs bc they aren’t string enough. When o planted it I backfilled with citrus soil but didn’t amend the rest of the soil… Sigh…

  41. JBV 3737 on February 25, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    thank you for the info, I im preping to plant fruit trees and i was going to amend the hole with compost and fertilizer, now i will just amend the surface, thank you!

  42. D L on February 25, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Sorry, I’m confused – you DO need to plant two of a kind (crossing) for cherry & peach trees or no?

  43. J D on February 25, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    That native soil looks pretty black, in Arizona it’s clay and lacks organic material, does what you say still apply here? Most ppl say to amend it so I’m not sure

  44. Brandon Graham on February 25, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks so much I would of made alot of those mistakes.Your videos are empowering feels like I was given a few master class gems!!Thumbs up!

  45. Chris Bowers on February 25, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Not doing the square hole thing anymore?

  46. Susan Ratcliff on February 25, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    "The traditional farming practicing have done us a great disservice"…. Right, the farmers are the dumb ones, and some guy who has a youtube channel and 1 acre of land is the expert. Got it. Oh, and he doesn’t even know the difference between a dwarf and semi-dwarf tree.

  47. Kristina Noall on February 25, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Aarrg!! I just bought three fruit trees, and the probably 92-year-old owner of the nursery specifically said to do the OPPOSITE of multiple things you just said! Plant it up here where it’s grafted, amend the soil, plant them far apart…*sigh* I’m going to assume he’s old-school, and that you have the more up-to-date info. Wish me luck! (And I’ll send you the bill for $135 if they all die on me. 😉) Seriously, though, thanks for this video!

  48. Shesh Maharaj on February 25, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Wondering if you have some advice on an issue I am having with an apple tree. In the spring I planted 13 bareroot apple trees, all small whips. I pruned them all, and all but one took off when the weather warmed. The one that didn’t remained dormant until about June. Then it sprung a few leaves. It was fine for about 3 weeks, then the leaves dried up and fell off. All of the other trees are fine, include the two that are on either side of this one. What can I do to save the tree, or is it too late? The trunk/stem shows greenish in some parts, so pretty sure it is still alive. If I cut it in half, would that stimulate new growth? It is only about 2 feet high now, so a little scared to trim any more than I already have. It is summer now in Southern Ontario. The tree is a dwarf freedom apple tree. 2/3 sun, 1/3 shade. Thank you!

  49. Matt Field on February 25, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    One mistake I should point out is don’t dig a round hole. The chances of your tree surviving will increase dramatically by merely digging a square hole instead of a round one when you plant the sapling. The roots won’t develop a circular root system because, as systematic planting trials have shown, the roots are not good at growing around corners. When the roots hit the 90-degree angle of a square hole, rather than snaking around to create a spiral, they spread out of the planting hole to colonize the surrounding native soil.

  50. Dominick Giannico on February 25, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    The spacing of the trees caught my attention, as I have had poor luck with peppers in the past, this year 2020 I went with the half the recommended distance allowing the plants to touch earlier in their life.

    This produced lots of peppers.
    My question I have for you though is can you plant fruit trees the same way you did garlic?

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