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  • Winter Transplanting - Bare root or Not????

    I plan to move some varieties from inground back to a 45g pot. I have others that I feel deserve the space more but I'm not ready to put the old plant on the compost heap yet.

    So would you bare root and plant it in you best potting mix or would you try to keep a root ball and just fill in around the bottom and sides.

    I plan to cut the roots about a foot out now to prepare it for going back to a pot.
    Darkman AKA Charles in Pensacola South of I-10 zone 8b/9a

  • #2
    I think it would be best to bare-root it and put it in good potting soil.
    Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a


    • #3
      I agree with Wisner. You will probably want to do some pruning of the branches as well, in order to reduce demand on the roots.
      D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
      WL: Castillon, Fort Mill Dark, White Baca


      • #4
        In addition to bare rooting and branch pruning I would add root pruning to remove the larger caliper main roots before up potting in potting mix. This provides space for and induces more feeder roots in the new containers. Good luck.
        Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b