kevin stewart wrote:We are in our third year of severe/extreme/are you kidding me, drought.
Nothing grows without a lot of help. I'm lucky to get there once every six weeks.
I did plant two small trees last
november.the idea was to plant them as they are going dormant. Plant them in a hole bigger than they need with good soil.cover the soil with black plastic and make the hole lower than the surrounding area.(sam, I saw your pictures with the same idea.)
In june and july I circled the trees with heavy chicken wire and covered them with shade cloth.
I am very pleased with their growth and I will plant another twenty this november.
The silver lining to the drought was that the local rancher couldn't pay his water bill and so he took his cows and left.
I am two years cow free.