A farmer friend stopped by for a while the other day and noticed my mangoes.
“They’re too close!” he informed me.
This is true. I planted my mangoes only about 6′ apart, three in a row.
Why would I do such a thing? Could I not see the 80′ mango towering over the neighbor’s house, far above all reach?
Of course I can. But I have something I like to call “pruning shears.”
I’m not scared of my fruit trees getting too big. I’m going to prune these three and see if they’ll work as a mango hedge. They are all grafted trees from a government nursery, and I paid a mere $2USD each for them. Why not experiment? It’ll be fun to see if I can keep them within reach and have all three of them produce.
Yo yo yo you gotta prune your plants. Gotta fight that apical dominance.
By the way – Happy Valentine’s Day!
Get married. Have babies. Prune your trees.