Two Tips Tuesday – Taking Root

Hope everyone is enjoying this Tuesday. Today’s tips are about prepping the roots before planting.

Tip #1 – When you purchase your plant and get it home it is best to transplant it into a larger container so it has room to grow. Many times it is difficult to remove the plant from the pot because it is filled with roots and fits very tightly. To easily remove the pot, put it on its side, press down with the palm of your hand and roll back and forth a few times.

Once you have loosened the plant, grab it by the thickest branches and pull out. The plant should easily slide out of the plastic pot. Once it is out you can see how tightly it fit inside the pot and how tightly wound the roots are.

Tip #2 – I have always broken the roots up before transplanting them. I find that this helps give the plant a head start in growth and helps to spread the roots out. There are some who don’t agree with doing this but there are many who do believe it works.

Hope you have enjoyed these tips. Have a blessed evening everyone.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8

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