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Johnny Redland

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Question about my dragonfruit
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:48:07 PM »
Can I throw a pot of soil around the base of this or will it cause the vine to rot?? I ask because Iím concerned that one whack of the weed eater and itís all she wrote. I could put a barrier but thought a pot of soup might force it to spring more roots and suck up additional nutrients. How should I play this?



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Re: Question about my dragonfruit
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 08:07:00 AM »
Just be sure it is bean or peas soup for more nitrogen. If you pull the weeds there won't be much danger from the weed whacker.

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Re: Question about my dragonfruit
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 10:45:45 AM »
Just be sure it is bean or peas soup for more nitrogen. If you pull the weeds there won't be much danger from the weed whacker.

You got me....soil.  I corrected it.  If I were going to continue to do the yard maintenance myself, that would be a different story. Alas, it is not the case.

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Re: Question about my dragonfruit
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 10:51:44 AM »
I had the same issue with my temperate fruit trees. Now I make a barrier with metal wire mesh. Works like a charm and the lawn guys cant kill my trees now.
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Re: Question about my dragonfruit
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 05:09:11 PM »
I add compost to the base of my dragonfruit every season. The root zone goes out 3 feet or so so no need to bury the stem and they seem to love it.

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Re: Question about my dragonfruit
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 02:43:46 PM »
I'm trying something different and putting the dragon fruit plant up high and letting it grow down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1prIGBeg0A0

 

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