start by marking out the hole
Now is a great time to be planting fruit bushes in your garden, the dormant season (now) is great for planting as it allows lots of time for the plant to settle in before it need to start growing and putting on foliage....and this is what we did at Groarty primary School this week....
a good heavy mulch of compost at the end is recommended, this helps to reduce weed growth at the start, but also helps to conserve moisture if it turns dry. Spacing wise keep your fruit bushes 4' apart, it surprising how big they get...so the 4' spacing is at least a minimum. These fruit bushes will give a wee bit of fruit this year, but after 3-5 years they'll be at they're peak...giving many kg of fruit per bush.
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