need a little help with first planting

greengrass12(5)April 12, 2014

Just bot Mr Lincoln in a 1 gal plantable container. Looked pretty dry so took it out of container and dunked it in a bucket of water. The directions said soak for 1 hour. All the soil has fallen off so should I treat it as bare root and soak for 24 hours?

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seil zone 6b MI

If it was that dry I would go ahead and soak it over night. It's a good thing that you took the pot off. Never plant in those supposedly "plantable" pots. They take decades to biodegrade and in the mean time the rose is getting root bound. Don't worry about losing the "soil" in the pot. It probably wasn't very good anyway. Your rose will be much happier in real soil in the ground.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 5:44PM
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greengrass12(5)

Thanks seil. Luckily that's exactly what I did. There wasn't much root hair, maybe they dried up and got ripped off. It looks like they trimmed the big roots and stuck it in the pot before shipping. I will hold onto my receipt.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 10:31AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Good! I look forward to seeing it in bloom!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 12:14PM
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