Dig a hole that is 50% larger than the root ball of your
cane clump. Mix half the soil with an equal amount of peat, compost, leaf mold
or other organic matter that will enhance moisture retention. Place some of
this mix into the hole, hold the root ball in place atop it and gently tamp
the remainder around the sides. Use the other half of the soil to make a ring
around the periphery of the plant.
Planting Tips for Harvested Canes
Cut cane stalk into 2' sections and lay end to end in a 6" to 8" furrow. If
possible line the furrow with cottonseed meal before laying out canes. Cover
the canes and they will remain dormant until early spring. After canes start
to sprout begin fertilizer and irrigation program. Do not use commercial
fertilizer if possible as this allegedly affects the taste. NEVER use manure.