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Patio Planting Kit

Patio Planting Kit

Patio Planting Kit

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Patio Planting Kit

If you have always wanted to grow a fruit tree but worried that you didn't have enough space or the right expertise for it, you'll love our new patio planting kit. A small yard, or no yard at all, shouldn't stop you from growing one of our fruit trees and enjoying an annual harvest. Most of our trees can easily be grown in a container, either indoors or on a patio. Depending on the tree and your climate, a container tree also gives you the option to move it from inside to out as the seasons change.

With our patio planting kit, you get everything you need to start your tree off right. We send you a decorative pot, perfect for growing your new tree. We also include three bags of our specially-developed organic potting mix, enough to fill the pot and keep your tree happy. Finally, you get a bag of our Root Rocket Transplant Fertilizer. This is a blend of nutrients created by our horticulturalists to provide young plants with everything they need to thrive. It even contains a water management gel, which absorbs water and releases it as the roots need it, so you never have to worry about overwatering.

When you order our patio planting kit to go with your new tree, you get all the supplies you need, plus and easy, step-by-step procedure for starting your plant off on the right foot. With just these few simple steps, you'll have your tree planted and ready to grow and thrive:

  1. Remove your tree from the temporary container in which it arrived.
  2. Place the roots of your new plant into the decorative pot.
  3. Add the organic potting mix to the pot until it is half full.
  4. Evenly spread the DIEHARD transplant mix around the roots of your tree.
  5. Fill in the rest of the pot with the organic mix.
  6. Water and watch your tree grow.

Growing your own container tree is easy when you choose the best products. We provide trees that are professionally grown and cared for to ensure that the plant you receive from us will be healthy and maintenance-free, guaranteed. Along with our patio planting kit, you can get started on your indoor orchard and in no time and be ready to watch your tree grow, mature and start to bear fruit.

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

Shipping

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted


We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


Spring Shipping
Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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What Will I Receive

Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.