Is it safe to plant something new in the same spot a previous plant perished? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden we’ll say yes! And no and maybe … plus your fabulous phone calls.
Question of the Week:
Greetings from Zone 6a in the Great White North! Before I heard your warning that peaches are a difficult fruit tree to manage, I planted a Red Haven. I struggled with it for five years as the amber ooze just kept getting worse. Last year some of the ooze was hanging two to three inches down on all of the branches and the tree finally succumbed. Can I plant anything in that spot now or is this condition still in the remaining roots of the peach tree and the soil and likely to spread to any newly planted item? I am considering a fig tree.
-Bruce in Toronto