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Planting a Rootbound Plant

By Dutchlady1
June 11, 2013

When you have a root-bound plant in a pot, give it a nice long soak in a tub of water before trying to remove it from its pot, so you don't end up breaking off the majority of the roots.

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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Jun 10, 2013 7:49 PM CST
This is very helpful tip especially when I have to repot my plummies! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
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Jun 10, 2013 8:48 PM CST

Great idea, I can't tell you how often I have struggled with this one. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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Jun 11, 2013 1:15 PM CST
CDsSister said:
Great idea, I can't tell you how often I have struggled with this one. Hurray! Hurray!

I agree
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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Jun 11, 2013 1:46 PM CST
I didn't cut the roots that went round and round the bottom of the pot when I planted a cherry tree at my Mom's house. Five years later, the tree was big and bearing like crazy, and one day it simply fell over, girdled by those roots.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jun 11, 2013 2:27 PM CST
Girdling roots can be a huge problem.

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