Plant trees and shrubs in nätkorgar

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.

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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.

Root wash planting
Start by gently wash away the nursery soil from the root ball.

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.

Digging planting hole
When you dig the planting hole sure to collect all the soil you dig up, so that you have enough material to fill the hole with.

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.

Vole cage planting
Put the wire basket in the hole and crumble the soil. If the soil needs more nutrients, it is well located now mixing in organic fertilizer of any kind.

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.

Watering while planting
Water thoroughly happy in flat ring time, so the roots get good contact with the soil, and to have a good contact with the soil outside the wire basket.

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.

Mulched, vole protected tree
Planting is completed by covering the soil (If it had been covered since before), about one meter around the entire plant. It works the wire basket as protection against the cover material plummeting toward the trunk (which in the worst cases can lead to rot).

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10 thoughts on “Plant trees and shrubs in nätkorgar”

  • It will be interesting to hear your results in a few years. My experience of whatever network comes around the root helps to rotsnurr. They find simply not out.

    • The Spanish study, I lean toward in this with nätkorgar not report on rotsnurr 7 years after planting ( However, we will make careful excavations from next year onwards to see what happens with roots in our soil and our climate. If you wash the roots and cut off / pull out all approaches to rotsnurr and ensures that it will be a good contact between the soil inside and outside the wire basket, I think, however, that it is quite easy to plant in nätkorgar.

  • I never thought about that with the nursery soil is not the best for the establishment on the spot,. Thank you for explaining so educational!

  • Today planted my out buckthorn in närkorg, docj with full height 100 cm from the base of the basket. The largest plant huh 80 cm. It was difficult to fill the basket with earth inside. Earth on poor wom Starna. It got better after watering.

    • And, it will be very difficult to reach down to the roots of the basket is 100 cm. I would rather make two baskets, one of the roots and the plant's aerial parts that you can easily take off to clear weeds or crop, for example,.

  • How quickly a galvanized net breaks into the ground? I have seen elsewhere that the net should be unglazed so as not to choke the roots. Of course, how fast it rusts also depends on how aggressive the soil is. What is your experience??

    • It takes 5-7 years before the network is completely broken down, depending on the soil chemistry. Before that, the welded joints, which are the weakest point of the net, release the roots without any problems.. The most important thing is to have a plan for how the trees are to be protected from water vapor after the net has been broken down. We focus on high density of distasteful, woody roots in the soil, which makes it difficult for the vultures to pass.

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