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#3422526 - 10/27/13 06:28 PM Keep in the pot 1 more year?
TS_13
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I have a chestnut I started from seed last year (this is its second summer). It is roughly 7 ft or so tall and is in a 7 gal pot. My farm has really poor soil and growing trees up there takes a LONG time. I was thinking of transplanting the tree into a 15 gal pot and keeping it at the house for another year (fertilize on a schedule, get good growth).

I will have other small chestnuts at the house anyway so there will not be any real hassle.

What are some cons?

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#3422734 - 10/27/13 08:06 PM Re: Keep in the pot 1 more year? [Re: TS_13]
diamond hunter
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It would be in the ground if it was mine.But,I might dig a momma sized hole and fill it with some quality dirtmixed with yours. It willltake off that way and be in the ground the whole time,kinda like an experiment.
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#3424157 - 10/28/13 02:53 PM Re: Keep in the pot 1 more year? [Re: diamond hunter]
Hunter 257W
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I have been meaning to try this with some trees myself and had though the size you are describing is where I would get them to before planting. It's always somewhat of a shock to transplant a tree bareroot but if you can keep the dirtball on it from the bucket you don't have to worry about that. If you keep it a year longer and put it in a 15 gallon bucket, it's going to get heavier and harder to deal with making damage more likely when you do transplant. I agree with Diamond Hunter about digging the hole bigger and filling with some kind of potting soil. As I always say, I would mix Moisture Mizer in with that dirt too. It makes all the difference by holding water by the roots.
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#3424280 - 10/28/13 03:57 PM Re: Keep in the pot 1 more year? [Re: Hunter 257W]
Jarred525
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Agree with diamond hunter and hunter 257W
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#3424325 - 10/28/13 04:26 PM Re: Keep in the pot 1 more year? [Re: Jarred525]
TS_13
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Yeah I get it.....Thats what I will do! Its amazing what kind of growth you can get out of these trees in a year.

Thanks guys.

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#3428431 - 10/30/13 10:45 PM Re: Keep in the pot 1 more year? [Re: TS_13]
deerhunter10
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I thought of trying this to. I think im going to try it heard pretty good things about it.
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