Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 83 – May 21, 2018 – Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Alexandra Asks – What is the best way to prepare the soil for planting trees and shrubs, on property that has hard compacted grey soil, with no nice top soil, only enough for grass to barely penetrate. How long would you take before hand to prep your tree spot?

Announcements and Recommendations

I decided to take a break for a couple weeks during the holiday season from the regular podcast episodes but I did want to tell you a few things and leave you with some recommendations.

Q & A Episode: Mistakes, Regrets, Farm Sitters, Soil Tests and More

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The Underappreciated Mulberry Tree

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