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Dealing with Fruit when not ready to plant

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My fruit order arrived late last night unexpectedly. The place where I plan to grow it still need to be developed so for the time being I’ll “heal them in”.

What is meant by “heal them in”?

This phrase simply means putting your plants into a temporary space until you can get around to planting into their final growing position.

In one of the raised beds I simply dug a hole and placed the batches of fruit canes into them and drew the soil back around them; as you would when planting. I don’t divide the stock, just one big clump. My aim is to get them planting into the final places by mid-January. But for the time being they will be ok here. It’s best to heal them in rather than in their bags because they will dry out quicker when not in the ground.

Strawberries, raspberry canes and red currants are healed in until January.

About Sean James Cameron

Based in London, Sean has been gardening since being a teenager. Although vegetables and fruit is the main passion, there is also room for flowers.

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