Coping with bare rooted seedlings

Most hasslarna I got from Germany earlier in our was bare when they came. This means that they have no root balls around the roots. Ordering bare rooted plants are more economical, since you do not need to pay for the land that would otherwise accompany the pot and usually is the actual plants cheaper too. What is the disadvantage is that they need to be treated very carefully in order to be successful. To my knowledge there are three ways to handle bare rooted seedlings. You can either plant them directly on his future habitat. It is said to be the best method, if you are able to water them with great regularity during the first season. The plants that do not have large root systems I put down the pot this early in the year in order to bring them in case it gets cold frosty nights. It's very important not to bend the roots, all the roots to fit in the pot as they unfold. Do not they do it should be planted directly in the ground or (the nedan). That said you have to be careful with bare rooted seedlings. The roots are extremely sensitive to the sun, wind and drought. Dry out, they die. I therefore usually start by putting the plants in a rain barrel to keep them moist.

I usually set bare rooted plants in a rain barrel to reduce drought stress for them.
I usually set bare rooted plants in a rain barrel to reduce drought stress for them.

Usually I use quite deep rose pots to bare hazel seedlings. I put the soil in the bottom and keeps the plant just above the soil while I pour on more land. I prefer to use an organic garden soil that I mix with vermiculite, which is a mineral that causes the Earth does not pack as easily and hold moisture better. Vermiculite is available at many garden stores, but it is often costly in small packages. The material used for, chimney renovation, these large packs are much cheaper per pound and lasts a long time.

I keep the plant gently with one hand while I pour the soil with the other hand.
I keep the plant gently with one hand while I pour the soil with the other hand.

Some plants, this year I grafted with a mykorrhizakultur. The idea is that the roots to include a symbiosis with beneficial fungi and plants in such a way to become healthier and stronger. Mykorrhizapulvet manufactured by the British Royal Horticultural Society and sold by among others. Martin Crawford.

This mykorrhizapulvret from England, I have used on half of hazel plants.
This mykorrhizapulvret from England, I have used on half of hazel plants.

Since I have not been able to find some good evidence that this actually works in practice, only half of the plants receiving this treatment. In a few months, when they should be planted out I will compare rotsystemens look to see if there was any difference.

Some plants I grafts with a mykorrhizakultur, but opinions differ whether it really works.
Some plants I grafts with a mykorrhizakultur, but opinions differ whether it really works.

When I filled the pot with soil shakes me the light to get the Earth to sit properly. It is important not to forget to label the plants, even if you think you'll remember which ones were which, one forgets after a fairly short time. I usually notice the plants with small plastic labels and when they have made their way, they get a luxurious aluminum label that will last for many years. Finally, I water the plants properly to get that good contact between roots and soil as possible. Then it is to be hoped that they can withstand the cold spring nights and not turn out too early, most will, after all, from southern latitudes.

I prefer to use organic planting soil mixed with some vermiculite when I put my bare rooted plants in pots.
I prefer to use organic planting soil mixed with some vermiculite when I put my bare rooted plants in pots.

Will the roots not fit in any pot or if the plants only to be parked for a shorter period may EARTH UP plants. This simply means that you put them temporarily in loose soil, till to plant them on their final habitat. Here it is equally sure that unfolds root system properly and protects the roots against sun and wind. When you then going to plant out the plants, it may be an idea to dip the roots in a quagmire that protects them from the weather stress. Then there (especially in clay soils) not to forget watering the plants regularly, so that they have the best chance to establish good.

The bare rooted seedlings whose roots that will not fit in the pots I put down the hatches earth until they are planted out in their final habitat.
The bare rooted seedlings whose roots that will not fit in the pots I put down the hatches earth until they are planted out in their final habitat.

 

 

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