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STEP 1 >> ACTIVATE WATER CRYSTALS
Activate Water Crystals at least one hour prior to planting.
Place 10g (2tsp) of Crystals in a bucket and add 20ml (4tsp) Seasol and 10Lt water.
STEP 2 >> SOAK PLANT IN WATER
Fill container/wheelbarrow with at least 50ml water and sit plants in for 10 minutes (still in pots). This ensures the core of the plant is wet prior to planting.
STEP 3 >> IMPROVE THE SOIL
For Clay Soils – Add organic matter and gypsum to the soil. Mix in well.
For Sandy Soils – Add organic matter to the soil. Mix in well.
STEP 4 >> DIG A HOLE
Hole should be 2-3 times the width and depth of the pot and square in shape to reduce root coiling.
STEP 5 >> PLACE WATER CRYSTALS
Place activated Water Crystal solution (from Step 1) in the hole as per recommended dose:
Tubes = 1tsp
14cm = 1tbs
20 cm = 1.5tbs
30cm = 2tbs
40cm = 3tbs
STEP 6 >> PLANT THE PLANT/TREE
Remove plant from plastic pot and gently tease the roots. Soften the soil in the bottom of the hole and place plant in a central position. Back fill hole carefully. Tamp lightly with your foot to remove air pockets. Build a water basin around the plant/tree with excess soil.
HINT: it is always best to use the soil on site. Soil can be improved with organic matter.
STEP 7 >> WATER & FERTILISE
Water the plant/tree in well and 1-2 times per week until established. Use a combination of Seasol and water. Check Seasol pack for application rates. Apply a suitable slow release fertiliser around plant/tree.
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STEP 8 >> MULCH
Apply mulch around the base of the plant to a depth of 75mm.
HINT: Keep mulch clear of the trunk to avoid collar rot.
STEP 9 >> MAINTAIN THE PLANT/TREE
* Water deeply for the first year. Water 1-2 times per week during dry periods.
* Prune after flowering.
* Feed with a suitable fertiliser in autumn and spring.
* Mulch annually to conserve water and assist with weed suppression.
* Healthy plants should have no pest and disease issues.