Safe to Transplant Dwarf Conifers into Gritty MIx?
I just picked up a few true miniature conifers and I was thinking of keeping them in containers. I've moved other plants in to gritty mix, but I'm worried about doing this with conifers. Even when I plant conifers in the garden, it seems like they really do not like having their roots disturbed. I seem to always get some die back before the plants recover. I've read somewhere that you shouldn't bareroot conifers. Is there an advantage to moving to the gritty mix in stages (using the sequential wedge technique Al describes), or should I bareroot and put them in gritty mix right off the bat? Thanks for any advice!