Transplanting Bare Root Plants 
Jan 20, 2013
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Preparing your planting area.

1. Dig your hole wider and deeper than the root system.

2. Remove the rocks, use the existing soil, and amend it with organic fertilizer, peat moss and compost.

3. Add water to the hole and create a slurry of water and the soil mix you created.


Installing your plant

4. Install the bare root plant at the proper level, and massage the root system several times into the slurry mix. This helps insure that the entire root surface is in contact with soil eliminating any chance of air pockets. Exposure to air will dry out those tiny feeder roots and the plant won't be able to take up water.

Maintenance after Planting

5. Water the soil, roots, and leaves on a daily basis just enough to keep the soil moist. Don't constantly saturate the soil.

6. Prune as needed to ease the shock of transplanting. 

7. Providing shade during the hottest times of the day is helpful.

8. Some plants can only be transplanted in the spring, others both in the spring and fall.

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