Using nätkorgar of the kind I described in last post means that it takes much longer to get down the plants in the soil. Not only the production of nätkorgarna, but also planting takes longer and I would like to share with you a few tricks we use to planting will be as good as possible.
The first thing we do (even if we plant no net basket), is that we wash away the nursery soil from the roots. We do this by placing the plants in water-filled buckets and after a while we rub gently remove the soil that can get away. You can also wash away the soil with a hose, but the pressure in the hose should not be too high. Try not to hurt the most vulnerable young roots (they are usually white and are easily broken by). At rotsnurr, try to straighten the roots. Do not go there, it is better to cut off the roots instead.
The reason for washing is that we want the roots as soon as possible to have contact with the soil they grow in the rest of their lives. Nursery Earth has the function to have good water- and nutrient-holding properties so that nursery staff have to spend so little time (= money) as possible to irrigate and fertilize or school if. Nursery Earth is not, however, function to give the plants a good start when they have come to the customer. Thus: away with peat misery!
If you have clay soil that we, it is also true that the peat-based nursery soil and clay soil is so different physical properties of clay soil sucks the moisture out of the root ball torviga. Then you need to water more frequently to get the same watering effect than if you only washes away the peat from the roots.
In the next step, we make a planting hole. The hole is about twice as wide as the wire basket in diameter and so deep that the wire basket stand out 5-10 cm above the soil surface. All the earth we dig up we put on a tarpaulin, in buckets or in a wheelbarrow, so we do not lose any ground anywhere.
When the screen basket is reduced in the hole crumbles we are down earth that we put aside. Here it is important to be sure to fill in all holes in the bottom of the screen basket, so that there are no large air pockets which can lead to subsidence or difficult for the roots to look out into the earth later. Is the soil at the site in nutrients, it may be a good idea to mix it with eg compost or manure (max 50%) to help the plants along the way.
When the bottom part of the basket is filled with a few centimeters earth can you put the plant in the basket. Hold it with one hand while crumbling down more soil around the, until the plant is stable. Watering the well several times during the course of time, partly to give the roots a good contact with the soil particles and partly to the water's erosive effect helps to close any large voids. It also helps the water to create a good contact between the soil inside and outside the earth wire basket. Careless to do so may root ball inside the screen basket completely drop off the walls when it shrinks, with the result that it becomes difficult for the plant to look outside the wire basket with their roots.
Fill with soil until the soil level is back to where it was when the plant was still in the pot. Continue watering until the soil is not putting more. Now you can cover the ground around the plant if it has not been covered from the start. Depending on the plant's size, it is advisable to cover 50-100 cm across the whole plant.