Digging a Hole for Planting

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Craig Morell

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On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Craig Morell with Landscape Restorations in Miami, Florida. We're here at Palm Hammock Orchid Estate and we're talking about planting and fertilizing. This video is about the basics of planting and we'll start out with the hole. And it's a good idea to start out with the biggest hole you can respective to the size of the plant. In some cases, this can be problematic. But in this case, for this yellow shrimp plant, we've dug a fairly good size hole. And notice that the hole is quite a bit bigger than the plant. It gives the room, it gives plenty of room for the roots to grow in before they hit the native soil. The idea is to give the plant the best start possible before it actually hits the native soil, because, especially here in Miami, it's almost all pure rock. In this case, we have a little bit of extra soil that we can work with. And We're gonna try to give the plant the best start possible. So let's begin with this yellow shrimp plant.