Do I need to bare root the plants for repotting?

newgen(9 Central California)August 27, 2010

I've never repotted them before, and they've been in a non-ideal soil ever since they were cuttings. I'm gonna use the container mix that Bill and Jack recommend. Should I hose off all the old soil from the roots? Aren't those roots very brittle and I will do lots of damage if I bare root them?

Thanks,

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tdogdad(Zone 9)

When you remove the plant from the pot, if the entire soil mix is bound by the roots, don't do much. just loosen some of the roots by your fingers and repot. If the plant comes out but much of the soil remains in the old pot. You can dip the root ball in a bucket of water (with b-1 or superthrive) which will remove some more of he soil. Then replant carefully and then pour the water into the pot to settle the soil around the roots. Stake it to keep pressure off the roots until they grow stronger. Bill

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 4:16PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Sounds good, thanks Bill!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 6:17PM
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