Q.New Elberta and Green Gauge Dying
I planted two Elberta peaches and Green Gauge plums in the spring. We have sandy soil, so I dug deep large holes and filled with Earthgro topsoil. Then put a PVC pipe in the ground to get the water down deep. I may have overwatered at first, have stopped watering since. The top 4 inches have dried out, but still have burned tops and losing leaves, which are folding and puckered. Is it the Earthgro topsoil? When should I water again?
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You probably did not overwater them. They are likely suffering from transplant shock. Increase water and give the trees some phosphorous rich fertilizer to help with new root growth. Really, unless they are in standing water, you cannot over a tree in the first year.