pine tree - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Barbara, Ca
Question by rodneypkelly
May 29, 2009
Hello I got a pine cone back 4,months and i took a seed from it and I have a little tree growing now which i put in starter soil in a little pot what should i do next should i replant it in regular soil it is about 2 inchs and am afraid of moving it please give me advice.

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2009


As long as the pot is large enough for the roots, you won't need to move your pine. If it is outgrowing its little pot, get a larger container (one gallon is a good size) and fill it with moistened potting soil up to an inch below the rim of the pot. Take the little pot with the tree in it and press it into the potting soil so it makes a hole exactly the size of the little pot. Then turn the little pot on its side and slide the tree and the starter soil out, and set it in the hole you made in the potting soil of the new container. Lightly press the soil around the rootmass and water it well. Your little tree will barely know it has been transplanted. And, the roots will have plenty of room to grow. Best wishs with your little pine tree.

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