Serving the San Francisco East Bay
How to Plant with Pulp Pots
17 Feb 2022
8 Easy Steps
- Dig a hole twice as wide and 1.5 times as deep as the size of the pulp pot, setting native soil aside.
- Mix the native soil you set aside with planting mix to create your back-fill mixture (one part planting mix to two parts native soil).
- Add E.B. Stone Sure Start fertilizer to your back-fill mix at the rate indicated on the bag or box.
- Cut slits down the side and bottom of the pulp pot, and trim the top collar down to the soil level in the pot (See Fig. 2).
- Place the pulp pot in the hole, making sure the top if the root ball is sitting above the existing soil level to allow for settling (See Fig. 1).
- Back-fill the hole with your soil mixture and pack gently to remove air pockets.
- Use leftover soil to create a basin around the plant to retain water (See Fig. 1).
- Water thoroughly, filling basin.