mail order bare root perennials - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lindah148
April 18, 2009
I ordered some plants from a mail order place & they have come w no instructions. How do I care for bare root plants that I will not be able to plant for 3or4 weeks.
thanks,linda h

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2009
It is important that the plants be stored in a cool, dark place - one that remains above freezing but under 40F. Set the roots in some dampened sawdust or peat moss. Not too wet, just damp enough to keep the roots from completely drying out. When it's time to plant outdoors, just dig the planting holes and set the roots in the soil. They should grow nicely for you. Enjoy!

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