james beam wrote:Ok on the pawpaw, no big deal, I am growing some extras from seed just for fun~~~but sometimes, I'm the impatient kind~~~.
Yes they are bare root, they never see a pot, but I'm careful to not allow them to dry out, ( been using wet moss while digging/transporting--- but I'm going to try dipping them in a bucket of clay slip to coat the roots, next time) although the larger saplings do take a good amount of time to dig one out, I always install them the same day I dig them. I have been doing the transplanting of the pawpaw in late summer around August, maybe I'll try digging a few just now in December, to see if my success rate improves. I think the soil PH is similar where I'm transplanting into, albeit the moisture content is less on top of the hill (that is what the wickingbed ditch should fix, hopefully).
I would like to have pawpaw growing in the sunshine, expecting better yield.