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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 16, 2013 12:28 PM CST
It was about transplanting plants to another pot. It said to bury a similar sized pot first to form the transplant hole. I did that today for the first time, in transplanting a big begonia. Worked like a charm! Why did I never think of that? Hilarious!

A big thanks to the member who posted that.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 16, 2013 12:30 PM CST

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That was Bubbles and what a GREAT tip that is!! I love it. Here it is:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/Bubbles/1218/Thorny-Re-Potting-...
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 16, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Thanks, Dave, and thanks to Bubbles.

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woofie
May 16, 2013 6:00 PM CST
Ha! That's funny, because those are essentially the same instructions I got for planting my new young roses, except it was in the ground and not in a pot. Just did that today. Worked out very nicely!
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
May 22, 2013 12:15 AM CST
Hehe, might be the perfect tip for those following the method. Somehow, I always prefer to scatter the roots when I lift the plant off it's pot.
I feel they are too entangled/strangled and they need a little help to spread out in the new "home". Whether it's a bigger pot or out in the garden.
Not sure this is the best way, but that's what I do. nodding
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Bubbles
May 22, 2013 8:09 AM CST
Glad it worked for you Karen!
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 22, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Thumbs up

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gingin
May 22, 2013 3:32 PM CST
I learned this method when I worked at seedsprout nursery....rose hybridizers perfected it because it took so long from start to finish for a new rose and the success rate of "jumping" into a larger pot was greater this way. Thumbs up
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