Spiranthes sinensis grow quickly after potting--why?

gaijinfarmerApril 13, 2011

We have some naturally occurring Spiranthes sinensis in our lawn that we're moving to make room for a garden. Some of the better specimens we've moved into small planting pots, while some of the areas of lawn that are heavily populated we dug out in their entirety and moved to planters. The parts that are now in planters resemble the lawn itself, but the flowers that we put in the smaller pots are generally growing much more quickly. Can anyone explain this? Thanks!

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Just guessing that it is because because the soil in the smaller pots is less compacted than "lawn soil" and there are better conditions for the roots to grow and take up nutrients.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 2:58PM
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gaijinfarmer

Arthurm, thanks for the idea!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2011 at 8:48PM
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