3 gallon vs 7 gallon fruit tree


3 gallon vs 7 gallon fruit tree bag

Well first I'll describe the problem I have. I've got a small tree. I bought a 7 gallon fruit tree bag for the tree, but it's still only 2 years old. I think I'm going to grow two trees in the same bag since the roots are probably too cramped in one. I have 3 gallon fruit tree bags that I bought and they are about 10 years old and still do fine.

What is the difference in roots between a 3 gallon bag and a 7 gallon bag?

Can I mix both bags together in the same planting hole? Or do they have to be in separate holes?

I have a 5 gallon bag right now. Can I keep it until the tree is 2 years old or is it too early to be using a 5 gallon bag?

Well first I'll describe the problem I have. I've got a small tree. I bought a 7 gallon fruit tree bag for the tree, but it's still only 2 years old. I think I'm going to grow two trees in the same bag since the roots are probably too cramped in one. I have 3 gallon fruit tree bags that I bought and they are about 10 years old and still do fine.

What is the difference in roots between a 3 gallon bag and a 7 gallon bag?

Can I mix both bags together in the same planting hole? Or do they have to be in separate holes?

I have a 5 gallon bag right now. Can I keep it until the tree is 2 years old or is it too early to be using a 5 gallon bag?

Thanks

7 gallon tree bags will hold way too much root material. You need to have the right hole made and plant your tree in its root-ball.

A 5 gallon bag would be fine if you didn't have a trunk that is more than about 18 inches in diameter. The roots will be distributed throughout the container.

Well first I'll describe the problem I have. I've got a small tree. I bought a 7 gallon fruit tree bag for the tree, but it's still only 2 years old. I think I'm going to grow two trees in the same bag since the roots are probably too cramped in one. I have 3 gallon fruit tree bags that I bought and they are about 10 years old and still do fine.

What is the difference in roots between a 3 gallon bag and a 7 gallon bag?

Can I mix both bags together in the same planting hole? Or do they have to be in separate holes?

I have a 5 gallon bag right now. Can I keep it until the tree is 2 years old or is it too early to be using a 5 gallon bag?

Thanks

7 gallon tree bags will hold way too much root material. You need to have the right hole made and plant your tree in its root-ball.

A 5 gallon bag would be fine if you didn't have a trunk that is more than about 18 inches in diameter. The roots will be distributed throughout the container.

Well first I'll describe the problem I have. I've got a small tree. I bought a 7 gallon fruit tree bag for the tree, but it's still only 2 years old. I think I'm going to grow two trees in the same bag since the roots are probably too cramped in one. I have 3 gallon fruit tree bags that I bought and they are about 10 years old and still do fine.

What is the difference in roots between a 3 gallon bag and a 7 gallon bag?

Can I mix both bags together in the same planting hole? Or do they have to be in separate holes?

I have a 5 gallon bag right now. Can I keep it until the tree is 2 years old or is it too early to be using a 5 gallon bag?

Thanks

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I'd advise against mixing them up unless you have some pretty good soil. Since the 3 gallons will have more roots and more root mass, it will be able to take more of the stress. If you're still worried, a good way to test is to dig the bag out and make sure the root ball falls out of the bag. It will get bigger and softer in the ground the longer you wait to plant.

I was going to use a 3 gallon bag and stick it in a bed of soil I had dug out for something else. I think it is just a 5 gallon bag for a tree that is about to be planted. I think the main difference would be the roots don't need to get as long because the roots of a young tree will be distributed more.

The root ball shouldn't be packed so tight unless you are trying to root it in a very soft, poor quality of soil. Some people would try to pack in the roots themselves to speed up root growth. I would leave it in its bag, and just try to dig the top soil away from it to make it fall out. If it doesn't work, and you want to dig it up and start rooting it, you'll have a lot of roots that are already 2 to 3 feet long and you can take out the roots at the bottom and plant the top.

If you had any bags, I would recommend separating them with a screen. Make sure you separate the bags, as you don't want to have too many bags out there that can hold water and not drain.

I got mine from Lowe's (they carry Home Depot's and Lowe's products) and they are all pretty much the same. It's a 5 gal bag, and the biggest issue I had was that I had to put them into holes as the bags were too wide to lay in a row, and the roots were too long to fit in a row either.

The bags need to be separated because they are full of air and when watered the roots will swell up the bag and cause the bag to burst. Also they are not waterproof. I have had some break open in the garden but not enough to worry about. The main reason I use bags is to keep them out of the water, and since the roots need to go under water for the first few weeks I figured I would not be having any issues with them bursting open. The bag should be large enough for your average tree and you can cut some root pieces to make it fit.

You do not need to have your bag full of soil. What I do is take my bag and put some of the soil in it and then fill the rest of the bag with air. I then put a hole in the bottom of the bag to let the soil drain, and then I fill it with more soil until it is just over full. This leaves an air space and lets water drain.

All of the bags are the same except for the size and the brand. I found these online.

I have been using these for a while and I have yet to have an issue. The only thing I would mention is that if you put a bag under a tree you want to water it for about 2-3 hours. This is so that the roots can get established under the tree and fill the bag.

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