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Planting in pots

Planting in pots

One of the first operations to be carried out is the planting of a plant. It may be in a pot and must be moved to another container: this operation is called repotting and serves to support and favor the development of an ever-growing plant. It also avoids the spiraling of the roots, forced into a too narrow space. It is also essential to maintain the balance between the foliage and the roots, as well as to re-establish the ideal agronomic conditions for the development of the plant. Be careful not to repot the plant in a container that is too large to favor excessive root development: a good rule is that it is more grains than a few centimeters and can host the plant for the next two years.

To proceed with the repotting, place a gravel layer on the bottom, above the drainage hole, to facilitate the drainage of water and partially fill the planter with soil so that the ground bread of the plant reaches the level of the edge of the pot. Place the earthen bread, compacted with abundant irrigation 12 hours before, on the soil, then fill the spaces with more earth and compact. The collar, that is the passage area between the stem and the roots, must remain just outside the soil and in winter it must be protected with a mulch of dry leaves or straw. If the plant is bare-rooted, soak it for 12 hours in water before repotting.


Video: Repotting Plants the Right Way (October 2021).