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Now is the time to put manure around your fruit trees

Well-rotted manure

Well-rotted manure. Photo courtesy The Word Factory Ltd/

Fruit trees do a lot better if regular applications of well rotted straw-based manures are made. Pears and apricots produce better-sized fruits if fed organically. The ideal time of the year to apply this type of manure is now. This gives the worms plenty of time to start working the manure into the soil. Then by about next April the trees are already beginning to benefit.

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