Wierd Planting Insructions?
I have not had good luck with palms in the ground at my house. My property sits on nothing but that gummy clay that only seems good for making clay pots and what not. Some have died a few weeks after transplanting. So while looking around the net I came across a local palm nursery in my area that had planting instructions. According to them you should dig a hole as deep as the pot of the palm to be planted. Add six inches of course sand to the bottom of that hole. Place said palm rootball into hole with some of the rootball above ground level. Then backfill with the same soil removed from the hole (said nothing about amending the backfill) creating a mound. To me this does not sound right but again I am a novice. What do some of yall "experts" and experienced palm grows think about these instructions?