Digging Holes for Planting Azaleas

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How to dig holes for your azalea plants explained by a horticulturist in this free botany video. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello! My name is Jose Zuniga and I am a professional gardener. Today I am representing expertvillage.com. What we are talking about now is digging the hole and cleaning the soil at the same time. What we are going to do as I mentioned before, keep your 1 foot from this angle straight. Go around about 2 inches or so, kind of make your little marker here because that is where we are going to dig our hole because we have to have space in between that we are going to fill it up with soils so that it is not taught. So let’s proceed with our next step. You got your shuffle and just go around it. We have to dig this hole the size of the 1 gallon container that we utilize plus at least 1 more I would say between 1 and 1 ½ inch because we have to put some soil underneath and I will explain that to you later how we are going to do that. Also as we dig the hole, it tends to get a little bit narrow on the bottom and it is okay because we another shuffle here that we are going to utilize. This container we are working on today happens to be a 1 gallon, so we need it to be as deep as 1 gallon and then about 1 inch underneath so we can put a little bit of soil. I will explain to you later how we are going to plant.