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Feed Your Trees Potatoes This Memorial Day


This is a good day to plant a tree. You don’t want to wait till mid or late summer, since intense heat can stress the young sapling. Baby trees need some TLC! Here’s what to do after you find a spot…

Any young tree that you’re going to plant will need all the help it can get. Start by lining the hole that’s been dug for the tree with baking potatoes. They will help provide moisture for the young plant. As the potatoes decompose, the tree will benefit from their nutrients. This spud’s for yew!

For a step-by-step guide to planting a tree, visit



More help for your yard and garden…

• How to Make Your Garden Hose Last

• The No-Fail Shade Garden

• How to Grow Perfect Tomatoes

Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: May 25, 2015 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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