Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Root-bound?

If you have a potted plant that is so root-bound that water doesn't even sink in, consider dividing it into several separate plants, each in its own pot.


See how crowded this one is.


Dump the plant out on its side.


I used an old serrated knife to boldly saw through the massive root ball. Now there are three root balls. Don't be shy about this.


Plant each in its own pot. It's best to use potting soil for this project instead of garden soil. Garden soil can be too heavy for potted plants.


Now your plants have breathing room and are all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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