HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SAPLING

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SAPLING :


BEFORE PLANTING

  • Dig the planting hole for each sapling deeply enough that the roots will not curl.
  • Put manure into the planting hole to enrich the soil with nutrients. Simple leaf manure works well.
  • Protect the sapling from white ants by using an appropriate insecticide available in the market.
  • Put in your sapling – Don’t forget to remove the plastic covering.

AFTER PLANTING

  • Tamp the soil into place as you back fill the hole to prevent air pockets, which can lead to root death for lack of nutrient absorption.
  • Water it.
  • Water it regularly for one week (not if it has already rained.)
  • Turn the soil around the sapling after two days.
  • After four days put the insecticide once again to protect against termites.
  • Once your sapling has grown a bit, pluck the leaves from the lower half of the plant, leaving the top leaves intact. This will ensure quick growth.
  • You may have to give support with a bamboo stick to keep the plant straight.
  • Protect your plants from animals.
  • Make your sapling your friend. Give it a name. Look after it and experience the joy of watching it grow with you.
  • Happy Planting!