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All You Need to Know About Bare Root Plants

Posted by Tammy Sons on

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Bare Root Plants are the ones that are not actively growing and are in dormant state. They are dug out of ground to put into dormancy and when they are planted again they adapt to the new soil conditions easily without going into a shock.

There are many plants, fruit trees and shrubs that are planted using this technique. Some of the advantages of planting bare roots are that they are cheaper and weigh less than the other plants. This makes them ideal for long distance shipping. One of things that many people do not realize is that planting bare root is a lot easier. Once you plant in the ground and provide moisture, the bare root plant will start growing again. Planting dormant plants save it from going into a possible shock that occurs while planting in different soil conditions. Plants generally take time to adapt and react to the surroundings and by planting bare roots you can make it easier for them.

Some of the common bare root plants are roses, strawberries, raspberries, ornamental shrubs, etc. It is really important to choose the right kind of plants for your garden. If you do not have experience in handling bare roots then you will probably not be able to tell whether a particular plant is good for your home garden or not. However, there are a few key things that can kept in mind while choosing the bare root plants-

-When you lift the plant, the roots and rhizomes should feel heavier than the rest of the plant. This can help in determining that there is moisture in the roots and they have not died. If the roots are light and dried out then the plant will probably never grow.

-There should not be any signs of any diseases, molds or mildew on the plants. Unhealthy plants do not grow properly and die eventually.

-Buy plants that do not show signs of any damage. Don’t go in for plants with broken branches and twigs.

These are some of the things to consider if you are planning to buy bare root stock for your home garden.

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