Miracle grow sphangium Peat moss on apple trees

OmniMarch 25, 2013

Hi everyone. I recently bought a 5 multigrafted apple tree from home depot. I also bought a Miracle Grow Canadian Sphangium Peat Moss. I was wondering I can use this for my apple tree? Or should I get something else?

thank you.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

If planted in-ground don't add anything to the soil placed around the roots. Just the straight soil taken out of the hole.

If in a pot there are better media for an apple. The 5-1-1 mix from the containers forum would be better.

SPM is very acidic and best used for potted blueberries.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:06PM
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Omni

I think that I have 90% clay soil. I heard its recommended to use peat moss or some sort.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 10:18PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

In clay soil amendments aren't usually recommended. Some say it can result in a bathtub effect and drown the trees. If your clay drains well it won't need amending. If it doesn't drain well I'd recommend planting in a raised bed at least 12 inches above grade.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 10:29PM
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