Planting an Orchard in Fall

Rather than shocking young trees awake during the spring or summer, planting an orchard during the fall more naturally simulates the seasonal cycle.

planting an orchard - adding soil amendments
The newly dug hole is primed with "SuperSoil," a mix of compost, cottonsead meal, greensand, and seaweed. Top that pile of soil with potting soil, and a bit of cat litter.
Walter Chandoha