Felton League, which is my other blog about the Homeless Community of Felton in California, has been severely neglected since last summer, and will unfortunately continue to be neglected for quite a while until I am able to resume writing, which should coincide with the resumption of writing new articles for this blog here. This reblogged post from Felton League is the first new post I took the time to write for a very long time. It is shared here because it is somewhat relevant to horticulture.
The Steven Michael Ralls Memorial Tree has done well since it was installed precisely a year ago, on the second of May of 2020, which was the third anniversary of the passing of Steven Michael Ralls.
Although it was installed after the primary rainy season, it enjoyed a few late rain showers prior to requiring supplemental irrigation through summer. It was occasionally given a bit of fertilizer to help it get established. Staking was not necessary.
The young tree may not seem to be much larger now than it was a year ago, but has undoubtedly dispersed roots sufficiently to survive without supplemental irrigation. It may receive a few more doses of fertilizer in conjunction with occasional supplemental irrigation, just to accelerate growth while it is still young and vulnerable, but should not get so much that it becomes reliant on…
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