Planting a walnut tree is not difficult, but certain details must be observed
Here's how the planting process looks like:
Choosing a planting scheme
It depends on the type of fruiting of the chosen seedling, which affects the size of the crown. The quality of the soil and irrigation are also important. There are planting schemes that provide for tree thinning in the future. This will help reduce the payback period but requires more complex agrotechnology and future land clearing costs
Marking and preparation for planting
It is necessary to determine the places for digging holes for planting. The size of the planting pits is usually 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm (length/width/depth). Before planting, it is necessary to carefully whitewash the seedling for the entire length of the aboveground part
Put 700 g of mineral fertilizer (ammonium phosphate or any NPK with a nitrogen content of 5−8%) at the bottom of the pit. It is better to place it along the circumference of the pit so that the roots grow horizontally. Then add a top layer of soil 25 cm and 8 kg of manure.
To plant, make a small mound and spread the roots. Fill with good soil and fresh straw manure on top with a width of 20 cm
Water the planting holes generously, using at least 20 liters of water
When planting, it is usually recommended to use a wooden pole with a height of 2 meters and a diameter of 4 cm as a support. We use a bamboo pole 210 cm long and 12−14 mm in diameter. We stick it in next to the trunk after planting.
A week after planting, an eight-shaped tie is made in two places. It is better to use a 5 mm cotton tape for this — this is a proven option, so the walnut resists wind gusts at any sail of the crown and grows with a straight trunk