Does anyone knows the secret of planting palm trees
June 7, 2010 7:21am CST
I did start my small palm nusery,one year ago and gain quite few experience bout how to plant,care,feed your palm trees.. Palm is a very exquisite elegant looking plant that value up your home,both indoor and outdoor,kiping up its beauty it does require lots of affections.. if you are starting your garden..its more resonable and efficient to start from seeds,cause nowadays nuseries are getting more expensive,e.g paying up for a semi-grown palm might cost $200..with the same $200 you can buy a pcket of fresh seeds,lets say it has 10 seeds in it..plus you get to choose from various selections..Nuseries don't plant all kinds of seeds cause not all palms are best sellers..so they might end up staying another couple of years or its lifetime just sitting in the nuseries after all if you are transplanting a plant it needs more care than when growing it from seeds..some roots might have been damaged and you do need to spend some unnecessary cash on buying fertilizers that helps repairs root damaged,that might be one of the many reason why palm trees die after transplanting.. Palms to have tap root and subroots..tap roots grow straight down in the ground so that it support the palm in place and help it stands firm in the ground,subroots are the ones that helps absorbing important minerals,such as water in the soil.. Palm do need lots of water,but excess of water might rought its roots.. There are pictures of some cool rare palm tree on exoticpalmtrees.blogspot.com
• United States
7 Jun 10
when planting a palm tree you have to make the hole 3 times the size of the root ball and deep enough to cover the ball 4 inches over the top, water every day for 1 month to get a root system going then fertilize once a month and water when the top 3 inches of soil or sand is dry after 3 months you'll have no problem. i live in Florida and have no problems with my palms, ive got coconut, fox tails, queens, royal,scrub and corkscrew and bottle palms, even after the frost last year they all came back except a baby coconut palm.
• United States
7 Jun 10
i just have a lot for shade purposes, but i do have a veggie garden, i have to plant early because after august the sun burns up everything you plant. i plant tomatoes inside my pool cage but when you do it that way they dont get big and juicy, just pithy inside and after august the white flies come out and destroy all the tomato plants and no matter what you put on them it doesnt kill the white flies, i dont use chemicals, just soapy water and garlic spray sometimes it works sometimes not.