Pomegranates are tree-borne fruit that are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Pomegranates purchased at a grocery store or green grocer are costly. People who like pomegranates and enjoy home gardening can grow pomegranate trees in their yard. In nature, pomegranate trees grow crooked and bent. This is amended at home with the use of supports.
Cut or purchase enough stakes to support the pomegranate tree. The number of stakes that you use to anchor the tree depends on the size of the pomegranate tree. If the trunk is 3 inches in diameter or less, just use one stake. Larger trees need two or more stakes.
Tie one end of the webbing or polyethylene strips to strong lower branches on the tree. Wrap the mid-point of the strip loosely around the trunk of the tree. This gives the tree some room to move and sway, which helps the tree strengthen its root system.
Extend the strip to the stake in the ground. Affix the strip to the stake with staples. For best results, wind the strip around the stake and staple it to the stake on several sides, for added strength.
Place the first stake on the side that the wind comes from. (For instance, if your yard generally gets a western wind, place the stake on the western side of the tree.)
Drive the stakes into the ground at. Unless this is a newly-planted tree, space them at least 1 to 2 feet away from the trunk of the tree, to avoid hitting and severing the tree's root system. Drive the stakes at least 18 inches into the ground, to give the stakes enough sub-soil leverage to resist the wind. Leave enough stake sticking out of the ground that people can see and not trip over them.
Things You Will Need
- Wooden stakes at least 3 feet long
- 3-inch webbing or polyethylene strips
- Pomegranate tree
- Staple gun