MEXICAN PALM CARE - Knowledgebase Question

bryan, TX
Question by lupesanders
October 19, 2005
WHERE WE LIVE THERE IS A LOT OF CLAY IN THE GROUND..ITS STILL IN THE BUCKET. HOW DO WE START? WHAT KIND OF SOIL? JUST THE USUAL BEGINNER QUESTIONS. PLEASE HELP. LISA


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Answer from NGA
October 19, 2005

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Lisa,

Mix some compost into the soil and build up a slightly raised planting area to facilitate drainage in your black clay soil during extended rainy spells. Plant the palm at the same depth it was growing in the container or slightly higher. Water it in well and keep the soil moist but not soggy for the first warm season. Fertilize with a soluble plant food such as Miracle Grow during the first season. You can use a turf fertilizer after that.

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