Answer: Since you are planting in late March as we head into the hot summer, keep the soil consistently moist (but not wet) through the first summer. Layer 2 inches of mulch on top of the soil to retain moisture and reduce soil temperatures. Water when the top inch or two of soil is dry. Water slowly and deeply each time you water so that water penetrates to a depth of one foot. Next year, increase the depth to two feet. The roots are going to be in the top two feet of soil.
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