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KELP CAN HELP SAVE YOUR FRUIT!

 
 

The weather, as we all know, is unpredictable and out of our hands. This means that if a cold snap comes late in the season, it can spell disaster for our fruit trees by killing our entire fruit crop.

To help your fruit trees set a good crop, even if a cold snap comes at bloom time, try spraying them with liquid kelp as frost insurance.

It has been found that spraying apples, pears, and peaches with seaweed prevents loss of fruit sets when a cold snap comes during flowering time.

The natural growth regulators in the kelp help the fruit buds recover from the shock of the cold, and allows them to develop into a good crop.

It takes only a few applications of seaweed each spring to give your trees a little frost insurance.

Peaches get two sprays:

  1. When you can just see the pink at the ends of the flower buds
  2. Spray again when the petals fall off
  3. For even better benefits, use a mixture of kelp and hydrolyzed fish

    (Simply mix the kelp and hydrolyzed fish according to the foliar feeding directions on the label)

Apples and pears get three sprays:

  1. When about 1/2 inch of green leaf shows at tips of buds
  2. When you can just see pink at the ends of flower buds
  3. When the petals fall off
  4. For even better benefits, use a mixture of kelp and hydrolyzed fish

    (Simply mix the kelp and hydrolyzed fish according to the foliar feeding directions on the label)

 
 








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Planting Depth

As a general rule, most bulbs are planted at a depth that is equal to 3 times their diameter at their widest point.

Tulips like to be planted about 6 inches (15.2 cm) deep and 4-6 inches (10.2-15.2 cm) apart.

Always plant bulbs as soon as possible after purchase to prevent them from drying out.


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