Pots or 'growing on beds'?
The question about planting a tiny daphne made me think: I have raised beds where I've grown on small starts of perennials. This season is the first time I've bought shrubs by mail order and I'm growing them on in these beds.
For whatever reason I find these easier to pay attention to and water and generally monitor for health. unfortunately, I tend to forget to water pots regularly so they dry up. Also, I don't get around to repotting or planting out in a timely way. So things get potbound, then too dry, then ....well you know what happens!
I'm on my way to answering my own questions: I remember there used to be plants of all sorts that were field dug! Sometimes nurseries would even take your order and go dig the plant for you, and you'd get it balled and burlapped fresh from mother earth!
Is there an advantage of growing on in pots or in a nursery bed in a home garden? part of the answer is obviously being able to individualize the planting medium and having more control over the watering schedule.
just curious. Not really likely to pot up what I just potted on!