American chestnut planting tips, etc

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    Yeah he has some good video's. Thanks.
    I use milk cartons for some of my seedlings, I noticed he likes to use them too. Good info .
     
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    I have used cartons, too. I wonder if he worries about roots curling at the bottom of the carton?
     
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    I thought the same thing. I cut mine with a scalpel, I cut little diamond shaped cuts in the corners so the will air prune if they do start to circle. I havent had any problem with that because they get planted in the fall.I do over winter about a third of them and plant them as 2 year olds, but I move them to 3 gal pots for that. The problem I have is they dont drain as well as the 1 gal fabric grow bags and watering them all at the same time is either too much for the cartons or too little for the fabric bags. I think next year I will add more bark and sand to the cartons to try to fix that.
     

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