Best way to loosen pot bound roots?
A couple of recent threads have me thinking about this. Loosening up with my fingers seems to just tear, especially if they are fine roots. I've tried sticking a fork into the sides and twisting, in several places. I still hear tearing but less.
What's the best approach? I read somewhere to make vertical cuts down the side, like 4 evenly spaced around the plant. That seemed kind of destructive to me.