Help needed with sad fruit plants

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Help needed with sad fruit plants

Post: #265429 Claripup
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:05 pm

Hiya,

I found some little fruit plants (Goji Berry, Blueberry, Gooseberry etc) at Lidl... only £1.99 each, but they obviously have been neglected as i had to dig through to find some that were still alive. So my very small and sad plants are currently sat in the kitchen sink having a drink, but what to i do with them next... they look to little (about 10 inches tall) to plant outside given the current weather... should i keep the in containers or make a bed for them? i'm hoping they recover and become the start of my new garden (weed patch currently)

Help!

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Re: Help needed with sad fruit plants

Post: #265430 Thomzo
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi

That sounds like a real bargain. If I were you I'd pot them into bigger pots to help them put on some good roots before you plant them out. Depending on the weather, you may still get to plant them out later this year, otherwise overwinter in their pots and plant out when they're big enough to hold their own against the weeds.

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Re: Help needed with sad fruit plants

Post: #265444 boboff
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:20 am

Absolutely.
Look after them in bigger pots and plant out in Spring.
Regular feeds of Baby Bio or somesuch could help.
In the mean time get digging the ground and adding lots of compost and manure etc.
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