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Planting and Care
David Fenton

Planting and Care


Shop for bare-root plants now. If you can’t find what you want, ask your nursery to order from a grower.


Store bare-root plants in moist newspaper ​until you are ready to plant; submerge the roots in a bucket of ​water the night before planting.


Amend the soil with compost, then dig a planting hole that’s wide enough for the roots to spread out evenly. Spacing varies by variety, so consult the plant tags; avoid overcrowding.


Berries appreciate some afternoon shade. Give them all regular water.


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