Hi, I’m Gale, and I’m here to talk about fruit trees. These are fruit trees that you can plant in your home garden. The first thing I want to show you are the tools that I use to plant the fruit trees. When I’m working in my home garden, the first thing I want to do is use these flags to put a marker where I’m going to put a tree. And then I just kind of look at it for a couple of weeks to determine if I like that spot for the design- for my garden design.
And then, the next thing is I dig the hole. And to do that I use these post-hole diggers. On a fruit tree, you want the hole to be as deep as the root ball and three times as wide. So I do that with this, get it started with that and then just use a standard shovel to go around the edges of the hole and get all the dirt out. And then after the hole is empty I add compost to some of the dirt I’ve taken out of the hole.
So the other thing you want is- this is my favorite garden tool. A spade that I use for mixing, for weeding- I use this for every part of gardening and installing landscape.
Then I’ve got a rake to clean up my mess at the end. This is my other favorite tool- those two are my favorites- and this I use to cultivate, to mix the soil; this is a very handy tool.
And these are my garden gloves. I prefer the type that have rubber on one side- keeps my hands dry and the rubber lasts a long time, and it actually doesn’t feel bad on your skin.
Fruit trees require pruning, so I have- this is the main pruner that I use, pruning tool. And then for the high branches, this is another one I use. And you untie this string and you pull the string and it manipulates the saw, so it’s a saw for high branches.
And those are probably more tools than you need, and that’s all I use.