Way back in the fall, Vince ordered a dozen bare root elderberry trees, along with some crabapples and a couple of other trees. I planted them all in whatever I could find to plant them in. The elderberries, which I think are pretty hard to kill, have all budded out and are growing. They are all the same variety, though I don’t remember the name but it was different from the ones we had in Texas. We had three or four varieties there.
My understanding is that elderberries will do better with more than one variety so I asked Vince to bring some cuttings off the trees in Texas. I stuck them all in water and that’s where they’ve stayed for the past month. They all had massive roots so I planted them in small pots today, til we can decide what to do with them.
I think there are 14 rooted cuttings from Texas, along with 12 of the little trees that we ordered. That’s a lot of elderberries for one acre but I’ll probably give away a few of them once I’m sure they’re going to survive.
We have small tomatoes on all our tomato plants. The plants are tall and lanky from being in the garage, out in the sun, back in the garage . . can’t protect them from bad weather forever.
Vince is working in the beds today so we’ll get things planted soon I hope.
So much work . . so little energy! 🙂
Lorraine Croy says
It looks like your tomatoes would be good candidates for planting lengthwise, in a trench instead of a deep hole. Just watched a video on that. Impatiently waiting for planting weather here is SW Mi.
Judy Laquidara says
I almost always plant my tomatoes that way. Didn’t see your video but I usually lay them lengthwise with just the top few branches sticking out. Not sure what I’ll do here since I’m planing in raised beds and I’m probably going to have a max of six tomato plants. When will you be able to plant?