Saturday, January 28, 2012

Orange Trees ( How To Plant )

              Hello! and welcome back here today on Garden The Easy Way, this is Ken and Marilou.  

               Today we are going to share with you how to plant Orange Trees. Orange trees are easy to grow and they look beautiful in your yard, They are beautiful addition for works landscaping. Orange trees love full sun, you need to be in a warm southern climate to grow them in the America.  

              Oranges are not just loved here in America, but all over the world. And if you want your own orange tree you can have one, they are very easy to grow, but if you live in a cold climate you will have to grow your orange tree in a big pot, but if your climate is warm all year round you can grow your orange trees outside. ((( Yes We All Love Our Oranges. )))

               How To Grow Your Very Own Orange Trees.


1. Choose a location in your yard. Orange trees prefer full sun or as much sun as you can possibly provide in your yard. They will also thrive under the slight or partial shade of tall trees such as oak or evergreen. Also find soil in your yard that is arid and gritty. If such soil does not exist, add compost to help it drain better and thus become more arid.

2. Ready the site. Once you've found a location in your yard, ready the site. Make sure there are no weeds, tree stumps, large rocks or other debris that will impede the growth of your orange tree. Once such debris is removed, rake the area.

3. Moisten the roots. Assuming you've already purchased your orange tree, place it in a large bucket of water so that the roots will moisten. Leaving the tree in a bucket for about an hour will suffice.

4. Measure the planting site. To do this hold the tree upward and spread the roots out over the soil; this will let you know how large the hole has to be. It should be wide enough to encompass all of the roots.

5. Dig the hole. The depth of your hole should be in direct proportion to the depth of the soil that the orange tree has been sitting in its pot. The hole should be about 3 inches shorter, so that the potting soil is resting 3 inches above your yard soil.

6. Check the placement of the bud union. It should be above the soil level when placing the tree in its hole.

7. Fill in the soil. Do this so that the hole is half covered. Then pat the soil firmly to remove any air pockets. Then fill the rest of the hole with water. Allow that to settle and then fill in the rest of the hole with more dirt to complete planting.

8. Build a basin. Orange trees need plenty of water. Make sure you build a basin around the tree that holds about 10 gallons of water. This will act as a "catch" for the tree when it rains or is watered, to make sure it receives adequate water.

Things You Will Need:

* Shovel
* Rake
* Bucket
* Water        

Tips & Warnings:  

**Different species of orange trees ripen at different times of the year. The following are some general schedules of how they ripen. Macetera ripens from February through June. Valencia ripens from March through June.  Robertson Navel and Washington Navel ripen mid-November through early-March.

**It will take between 3 and 4 years for your orange tree to bear fruit.

              Well that's it for today, we hope to talk here again tomorrow on Garden The Easy Way. Until then, this is Ken & Marilou wishing you all Happy Gardening Always.