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Small Fruit Gardening Guide

In the fall, Burpee provides small fruit plants grown in a soilless media. In fall, the objective is to allow the plants to grow uninterrupted into late fall and even winter. While the air temperatures are cooling in the fall, soil temperatures stay warmer and this allows for exceptional root development. After you have planted, mulch the soil around the plant to a depth of 2-3 inches. This additional insulation will keep the roots warmer in fall by capturing the soils natural geothermal energy

Planting Checklist:

1. Plant all small fruit in a well drained location, no standing water.
2. Dig a hole at least 3 times the size of the root ball.
3. Set the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with surrounding soil line.
4. After plant is set into hole, back fill the soil and push firmly the soil into the hole cavity.
5. Water the plant deeply; the water will seal any and all air pockets around the root ball.
6. Mulch the area around the hole to a depth of 2-3”.
7. Use a stick or marker to indicate where plant is planted.

Spring Information:

1. Before any leaves sprout, use a granular 10-10-10 application following label instructions.
2. There is a good chance; all new growth will come from the plants crown, under the soil.
3. Plant uses a lot of energy in spring when growth begins, never allow plant to dry down.

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    The earliest American reference to Groundhog Day can be found at the Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center at Franklin and Marshall College:

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