Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you how to plant a bear root cherry tree she purchase from http://www.starkbros.com in a container on her patio.
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Hi! I’m Patti Moreno, the garden girl. And this year, my container garden is doing so well. I’ve got my herbs planted and also a variety of vegetables. But there’s just something missing. And I know exactly what it is. And that’s fruit. Did you know that you can grow fruit trees in containers? Well, you can. And I’ve been doing it for years. This year, I’m going to jazz it up a little bit and I am going to grow some cherry trees. I think that cherry trees with the red cherries and the green leaves up against my gray of wall here are going to look beautiful. I just placed an order at start brother and they just arrived in their bear root trees. Now, bear root trees needs to be planted differently from trees that are already potted that you are transferring into a larger container. What you have to do first is you have to soak the roots in water for about one to two hours. And you want to make sure that you don’t exceed 24 hours because that can damage the tree. So, I’m going to get this water, filling up here in this tab and I’m going to soak these. And while I soak them, I’m going to get that container ready for planting. I got my cherry tree soaking here. In the mean time, I have filled my container here. It’s a 30 gallon container with organic soil of course and also some organic fertilizer. Now, can you tell what this container is? It’s actually a garbage can. It’s not just for garbage anymore, its going to be for growing some scrumptious cherry tress. Speaking of cherry trees, I got two different varieties. You want to make sure that you have two different varieties of fruits trees when you’re going to be planting them in your garden because they need to cross-pollinate. I’m planting the white gold cherry right now and I also have a black gold cherry that I’m going to be planting in this area as well. It’s going to take a while. You do have to be patient when you get fruit trees. It’s going to take at least two to four years or even some varieties to start fruiting. We’re going to have beautiful flowers though in the springtime. We’re also going to have great foliage. It’s not going to grow taller than eight to 10 feet but I’m going to keep it pruned and pretty low. And I am going to pop it into my container. I don’t want the top to be at the top of the container. I want it to be about two inches below the rim. Now, I’m just scooping some soil around the roots. I’ve got my cherry tree. It’s in its container. And or course, I have to water it. It’s going to do a really deep watering. I9 want to make sure that I give this tree a good start. I’m Patti Moreno, the garden girl. Thanks for watching.