This potting mix is designed so the growers don't over water their plants. It is used mainly for Echinaceas, Gaillardias, and other plants that like great drainage. The only problem is you end up watering the plants every single day because they wilt. This ends up causing root rot at the bottom of the planting hole where the water stands on the other soil. Many Echinaceas have gone to 'Coneflower Heaven' because their owners didn't take this one extra step before planting.
All you have to do is remove the plant from the pot and simply shake it before planting. Don't be afraid of shaking it! If those plants can travel across the country in a big truck, a little shake-rattle-and-rolling isn't going to finish them off! Remove as much of this bark as possible from the bottom and sides. Make sure there are roots in contact with your real garden soil when you are done. Your plants will thank you by blooming all summer without begging for water. What more could you ask?
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|Completely Agree! by Wes||Aug 13, 2015 10:52 AM||1|
|This works. by eclayne||Nov 14, 2013 9:20 PM||11|
|Shake Shake Shake! by Dollybelle||Sep 14, 2013 4:45 PM||0|
|Very good advice by chickadee||Jun 4, 2012 5:36 PM||0|