Well, it was a busy day for us. Our old house is getting renovated, so there’s been lots of old flooring, carpet, paneling, clothes, etc that needed to be trashed. So, we’ve been loading down the truck and trailer with all this junk the last few days. After we got everything battened down, we took off for the landfill, about 30mi from here. I will say it took us about half an hour to off-load all of it, after hours to load it up.
We got done with that about 5:30, so I wanted to get home before too late because I wanted to get the pluots in the ground before dark. I started about 6:30 and had already dug the holes a couple days ago. I got the first two in the ground and while I was planting the last one, it started raining lightly (SHOCKING!! /s), and it was about dark so I had to get after it. I filled up the hole with backfill as fast as I could and while I could barely see.
So, I got them all planted, but didn’t have time to throw down any mulch, prune or cage them. But, I think they will be okay until tomorrow. I doubt the deer will mess with them tonight considering it’s raining now, and will be off and on thru the night and tomorrow. I also got a gooseberry plant in the ground as well.
I figured I better get the trees planted as it’s going to be wet and cool this week, and I don’t know when it’ll be dry enough again to plant. Man, I hate this wet weather, plus we may get 3in of snow Wed! Way to start the spring…
I’ll post some pics of the newly planted trees soon.