I got a little too lucky: Late winter protection for bare roots
Here's the story: I know folks here don't think much of the bare root plants bought at the brick and mortar box stores. But I saw some and thought, "what the hey. Give it a shot."
I hoped to use the next three weeks to hopefully nurture the poor dears into the something healthy.
Well when i got home and opened up the bags, I was shocked. 8 inch roots of crowns that were so fat and alive I thought they might crawl out of the bags on their own! This was not what i was expecting. I couldn't fit them in any of the pots I had prepared for them and just planted them out.
Now for my question: I put some very light mulch over them and emptied the pots I had and covered the crowns with the the upturned pots. Will this be enough protection?