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Spiranthes sinensis grow quickly after potting--why?

Posted by gaijinfarmer Japan (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 13, 11 at 4:52

We have some naturally occurring Spiranthes sinensis in our lawn that we're moving to make room for a garden. Some of the better specimens we've moved into small planting pots, while some of the areas of lawn that are heavily populated we dug out in their entirety and moved to planters. The parts that are now in planters resemble the lawn itself, but the flowers that we put in the smaller pots are generally growing much more quickly. Can anyone explain this? Thanks!

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RE: Spiranthes sinensis grow quickly after potting--why?

Just guessing that it is because because the soil in the smaller pots is less compacted than "lawn soil" and there are better conditions for the roots to grow and take up nutrients.

RE: Spiranthes sinensis grow quickly after potting--why?

Arthurm, thanks for the idea!

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