Planting persimmons in the powerline pasture
wrote in July that I
was going to repot our seedling American persimmons this winter, let
them grow another year, graft Asian persimmon tops to them the
following year, and finally plant them out the year after that.
However, I got to thinking that my original method would be a lot of
time in a pot and multiple transplantings for a species that
has personal space issues surrounding its roots, so I decided to change
Which is all a long way
of explaining why I planted ten little persimmon seedlings into various
pastures over the last few weeks. I'm glad I did --- the
persimmons had developed a remarkable amount of root growth during
their first growing season, with many roots already running around the
bottoms of the pots. If I try this again, I should probably plant
one seed per container into small but deep pots, but hopefully my
seedlings will forgive me for the one root-mangling episode.
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