Digging the Holes: Growing Mexican Heather: Home Gardening Tips & Advice

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Learn how to dig at the proper depth and width to plant Mexican heather in your garden, with beginner tips & advice, in this free home gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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My name is Jose Zuniga, and I'm representing ExpertVillage.com. Well, we've done the spacing. We sorted out the plants how we want them. Now, we have to dig the hole. Now, for digging the hole, I already have the markers because when I did my separation I have the little markers from the plant. Remember, that when digging the hole, it has to be the size of the container plus an additional two inches underneath, two inches around it. Why? We've got to let the root system grow faster. Now, let's start with this hole right here. Wow. Great. The soil is so loose. That is exactly what we want, you know. And, I don't recommend that you soak the soil one night prior to your project. Not that I'm afraid of the dirt . It just is for me it makes it much easier when I have dry soil. Now, let's get the container. Place it in there. Great. You have more than two inches around it which is just perfect. Let's get this one over here on the side. Whoa. You know what? I think I just hit a, yep, it is. It's part of the root system from the tree. We got to be careful. We just work around it. It's going to be okay. We don't want to damage the root system, right? Let's get a hold of this Mexican Heather here. Place it. Perfect, we've got the space that we need around it. As you can see, it's got the two inches of separation as well. This is great. That's exactly what we need. Well, you know what? We still have to finish the rest of the holes. And, this is how we dig for our Mexican Heathers.